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    Default auxiliary verb

    Here is a sentence:
    Drinks are carefully measured, seats in the cinemas are carefully assigned (even if the theatre is empty you have to sit in the seat assigned to you), closing hours rigorously observed.

    Why isn't an auxiliary verb "are" used in this sentence? (After closing hours)
    By the way, is my question correct?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Default Re: auxiliary verb

    Quote Originally Posted by usignolo View Post
    Here is a sentence:
    Drinks are carefully measured, seats in the cinemas are carefully assigned (even if the theatre is empty you have to sit in the seat assigned to you), closing hours rigorously observed.

    Why isn't an auxiliary verb "are" used in this sentence? (After closing hours)
    By the way, is my question correct?

    Thanks in advance.
    ***NOT A TEACHER***(1) Your question is fine. May I suggest a few changes: Why isn't the auxiliary verb "are" used after "closing hours"? (2) It appears that the writer wanted to write in a hurried manner. Probably, the last part should read: ...to you), AND closing hours ARE rigorously observed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheParser View Post
    ***NOT A TEACHER***(1) Your question is fine. May I suggest a few changes: Why isn't the auxiliary verb "are" used after "closing hours"? (2) It appears that the writer wanted to write in a hurried manner. Probably, the last part should read: ...to you), AND closing hours ARE rigorously observed.
    Thanks a lot!!!

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    By the way, here is the original text:
    Соединенное Королевство

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    Default Re: auxiliary verb

    Quote Originally Posted by usignolo View Post
    Here is a sentence:
    Drinks are carefully measured, seats in the cinemas are carefully assigned (even if the theatre is empty you have to sit in the seat assigned to you), closing hours rigorously observed.

    Why isn't an auxiliary verb "are" used in this sentence? (After closing hours)
    By the way, is my question correct?

    Thanks in advance.
    Actually, it is there. It just so happens we do not see it.

    You can see an example of medial ellipsis in Drinks are carefully measured, seats in the cinemas (are) carefully assigned, closing hours (are) rigorously observed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kondorosi View Post
    Actually, it is there. It just so happens we do not see it.

    You can see an example of medial ellipsis in Drinks are carefully measured, seats in the cinemas (are) carefully assigned, closing hours (are) rigorously observed.
    Thank you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by usignolo View Post
    Thank you!
    You are welcome.

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