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    Exclamation 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.

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    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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