Help! Ellipsis or elision?!
I am about to take some A-Level exams and am still a bit unclear on one bit of terminology as different people/books offer different meanings.
When a character misses out some of their speech,
e.g. "What you doing here?" (the 'are' being ommitted),
should this be referred to as ellipsis or elision?
Thanks for any help.
Re: Help! Ellipsis or elision?!
Ellipsis is the omission of a word or words.
Elision is the omission of a sound or syllable.
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