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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.