Thursday, September 18, 2008


Ellipsis is something i love to use sometimes in a incorrect way.

ellipsis are three dots used to indicate an intentional omission of a word or a phrase from the original text. An ellipsis can also be used to indicate a pause in speech, an unfinished thought or, at the end of a sentence, a trailing off into silence .

we shall consider all form of ellipses today 

i love quant and i say i love.. quant are too different sentences
 i don't love her and i don't love ... her (... can be used to implicate loving something else)
we also encounter sentence in which Ellipsis has gone too far and essential parts of the sentences have been removed.
Wrong: Byron admired Dryden more than Wordsworth.

Correct: Byron admired Dryden more than he didWordsworth.
Also Correct: Byron admired Dryden more than Wordsworth did.

We shall also encounter sentences in which prepositions, articles, possessives, and so on that have been incorrectly left out .

Ezra Pound was interested but not very knowledgeable about economics.
This is wrong because the preposition that’s needed after the word interested (in) is not the same as the
preposition that follows the word knowledgeable (about).
Correct: Ezra Pound was interested in but not very knowledgeable about economics.One way to check for faulty ellipsis is to complete each component idea in the sentence. Unless each part of the
sentence can stand alone, you’ve found a case of faulty ellipsis. Trying that with our wrong example, we have:
Wrong: Ezra Pound was interested about economics, but Pound was not very knowledgeable about


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