Elliptical Clauses Grammar Video Lesson

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Elliptical Clauses Definition

An elliptical clause is a clause in which words have been left out, but the meaning remains clear to the reader.

Examples of Elliptical Clauses

Some examples of elliptical clauses would be the following:

  • Harriet has more musical training than Taylor.
  • No one ate more sugar cookies than I.
  • Jasmyn’s brother was more excited to go to the football game than she.
  • The pop quiz did not worry my classmates as much as me.
  • My dogs are jealous that the new kitten is getting more attention than they.

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