Ellipsis is the omission of a word or phrase which is expected and predictable.
- Frankie waved to Ivana and [she] watched her drive away.
- She did it because she wanted to [do it].
In addition to grammatical ellipsis, the term ellipsis can also refer to the punctuation mark written with three dots: ...
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