Tag: ellipsis

39 "as rich as him", "as rich as he" or "as rich as he is" 2017-01-31T07:35:27.507

35 Help to do something or help do something? 2015-01-19T16:36:15.180

33 When is it acceptable to omit the subject "I"? 2013-01-30T08:16:50.570

32 What does it mean by "my days-of-the-week underwear only go to Thursday" in this context? 2019-09-22T05:55:14.883

27 Why there are two 'were's in one sentence? 2013-10-02T02:30:37.097

24 Does "take a second" mean "take a second look"? 2015-10-12T18:39:46.663

17 "Hope this help" or "Hope this helps"? 2015-02-18T13:26:36.893

17 Why is "of" dropped in 'as X (of) a something'? 2016-05-02T11:05:38.637

16 Does "nor he mine" make sense here? 2020-07-28T17:38:08.853

15 "Too expensive for me to afford it" why ungrammatical? 2018-12-10T19:00:04.043

14 Is an "are" omitted in this sentence 2019-08-04T10:49:41.137

11 Is it always necessary to repeat the pronoun before each verb? 2013-01-24T17:39:09.337

11 Delete the phrase "I'm" from the sentence by native speaker 2016-03-18T10:59:43.317

10 Why is the subject omitted? 2013-05-18T04:17:00.490

10 Why isn’t the pronoun “it” placed after But? 2018-01-14T01:47:58.753

9 Is "You alright?" (without "are") acceptable? 2013-01-24T08:51:59.647

9 Did you know...? Where does the question mark go? 2015-01-15T23:16:27.543

9 Seemingly unnecessary verbs in comparisons 2017-06-27T23:37:44.583

9 How to understand "Ron had gone a nasty greenish colour"? 2018-10-24T14:10:07.110

9 Should I include “as a” for every item in a list of jobs, or just the first item? 2019-01-17T17:27:31.047

9 What does "you a stranger" mean? 2020-05-21T12:02:28.343

8 "if you want to" vs "if you want" - in the end of a sentence 2013-10-23T13:08:00.533

8 Why is using only one "a" enough in this sentence? 2014-06-03T19:17:13.890

8 "Has me and the wife in fits every time." 2015-02-12T12:05:30.760

8 Is it necessary to add "do it" in the following case? 2015-02-25T13:27:17.083

8 "I've been doing this (for) a week" -- When do you leave out the 'for' when talking about duration, and when do you not? 2016-01-12T12:56:38.547

7 Why is "that"/"which" omitted in this sentence? 2013-03-25T21:45:34.467

7 When is it correct to repeat the subject? 2013-11-22T14:19:57.237

7 'if', meaning 'even if'. Why would ommision occur in some cases? 2014-05-02T07:01:31.997

7 Exist vs exists in mathematics 2015-01-16T11:20:59.973

7 Schools are the only place or schools are the only places? 2015-04-09T04:38:45.043

7 Omission of the subject for friendliness? 2017-11-25T23:12:18.083

6 What is "No parking" short for? 2013-11-29T10:10:11.660

6 Why we could omit “it is”? 2014-08-02T15:52:59.567

6 May I drop "is" in constructions like "as is shown by the example of..."? 2016-08-29T17:56:29.897

6 Omitting 'that' in this sentence 2017-04-17T06:27:14.613

6 Meaning of "work as hard" 2018-05-18T10:55:22.970

6 "Awaits for you" or "awaits you"? 2018-11-29T13:16:18.627

5 Can relative pronouns be omitted in some regions? 2013-06-14T23:20:26.230

5 Why is a preposition sometimes optional? 2014-04-19T04:01:51.920

5 Help parse "smell crazy on him" 2014-05-31T13:38:02.967

5 Why is "mantis about" written the way it is in "Look out! mantis about!" 2014-07-14T21:18:43.427

5 In The Meantime 2014-07-30T04:04:31.607

5 Ellipsis in Comparatives (CGEL 2002) 2014-08-22T19:35:56.767

5 Omitting a repeated verb 2014-10-09T09:44:43.703

5 "says Vitali, a dagger at his hip" 2015-03-23T13:21:26.963

5 "What really am" or "What I really am" - which is more appropriate 2015-06-01T05:32:30.573

5 “there’s more involved”—where’s the noun? 2015-06-14T14:51:10.833

5 What is the meaning of "the sun a coin"? 2015-09-05T02:25:34.683

5 In "Approval was given, and Ju's art displayed." how can the transitive verb 'display' be used without an object? 2015-09-07T08:04:30.570

5 "government has felt it necessary" - why not "government has felt it IS necessary"? 2015-10-01T17:59:16.430

5 Why is there not a preposition (an "on") between the verb "debut" and the date in this sentence? 2015-11-26T02:12:46.080

5 What is the subject when it's omitted after the comparison? 2016-03-30T02:07:17.953

5 Is "to" always necessary? 2016-05-19T14:36:21.023

5 'Have just finished' vs. 'Just finished': What is the difference? 2016-10-22T07:39:27.103

5 Gerund phrase after the preposition "in" 2016-11-17T09:25:11.090

5 "This day will be forgotten just like the rest of the ones do" - Are alternatives to 'do' correct? 2017-12-24T15:43:44.593

5 Can "because" be followed by an adjective? 2018-06-04T04:02:13.947

4 Is 'also' necessary in "not only... but also..." structures? 2013-01-28T18:46:21.743

4 Can we use adverb phrase with conjunction plus noun phrase? 2013-02-11T12:35:56.140

4 Is this 'nor' a short form of 'nor knowing'? 2013-03-07T00:01:16.633

4 Can even an expert use Conversational Deletion in his official place? 2013-05-17T02:53:36.327

4 Is "she was younger than he" a grammatically correct expression? 2013-11-12T01:31:54.223

4 Can I omit "the" in this sentence? 2013-11-17T22:37:58.490

4 the first to do 2014-02-15T02:17:46.743

4 He's 16 and she's 14. 2014-02-22T23:08:23.750

4 Is "The first place he went to was to his bed." a wrong sentence? 2014-03-05T06:17:27.437

4 Comparing some sentences with the participle 2014-03-05T06:27:20.153

4 What does the term, "Too soon." mean? 2014-12-11T04:51:50.813

4 as much memory {as / as is } absolutely necessary 2014-12-18T05:57:48.930

4 Newton's first law, unless + past participle 2014-12-28T02:48:18.803

4 Religious insensitivity 2015-03-07T14:54:25.137

4 Range/Variety Of 2015-05-20T17:49:51.420

4 Would "sorry my late" be a legitimate construction? 2015-06-24T01:11:57.593

4 between thumb, forefinger and middle finger -- why no articles? 2015-09-08T00:57:48.833

4 Can I omit "being" with word "after" in a reduced relative clause? 2015-09-13T18:17:05.297

4 Gerund and its meaning in the sentence, being positioned at the end of the sentence 2015-11-29T17:15:15.867

4 How to understand and analyse the expression of "<somebody> returned a hero"? Is there an ellipsis? 2015-12-03T01:54:04.717

4 You lied to me, and you cheated on me, and you offended me 2016-01-18T11:40:23.213

4 Placement of "with" before an absolute clause 2016-02-12T17:09:06.067

4 But may be you might of heard tell 'bout the price on her head 2016-06-05T19:02:27.000

4 How not to repeat words? 2016-06-20T12:04:17.400

4 Does it make sense to say: "I am trying to"? 2016-12-21T07:23:12.753

4 "First time in" or "first time to"? 2017-01-03T20:23:08.207

4 'Help improve Android Studio' <-- Is this grammatically correct? 2017-01-18T11:17:17.567

4 What's the grammar of "Attached" in this email? 2017-03-19T12:52:22.500

4 Is the sentence "You wouldn't know if he did" grammatical/idiomatic? 2017-03-24T15:12:57.330

4 What does "for" mean in "...for works written by and for the sophisticated adults .." 2017-11-16T06:00:23.643

3 Why is there no determiner before wife? 2013-05-06T00:55:45.270

3 Can 'bit of' be used? 2013-05-12T02:33:58.363

3 "Looking forward to hearing from you" - May I omit "I am" at the beginning? 2013-05-23T11:13:55.923

3 What does 'the + adjective' mean? 2013-07-29T02:58:25.650

3 Can I omit the second “is” in “is… and is…”? 2013-09-11T08:15:57.640

3 Elliptic sentences with two auxiliaries (e.g. "I would (have).") 2013-11-19T15:03:12.900

3 arrange a meeting [for] this weekend 2013-12-09T19:12:04.033

3 What does "from year to year" mean? 2014-01-17T16:28:25.340

3 What is the full sentence of 'X to the rescue'? 2014-01-25T00:42:29.530

3 Two possessive pronouns (hers, yours) in a sentence 2014-02-25T10:01:24.617

3 In case of repeating a preposition, can we omit one? 2014-04-13T11:35:03.630