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    Question Ellipsis

    "Let A be a parameter of the first algorithm and let B be a parameter of the second algorithm."

    How to shorten it using ellipsis? For example,
    1. "Let A be a parameter of the first algorithm; B, of the second algorithm."
    2. "Let A be a parameter of the first algorithm, and B, of the second algorithm."

    Which is better? Are both correct? Is any better way?

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    Default Re: Ellipsis

    You could say 'Let A and B be parameters of the first and second algorithm respectively'...

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    Default Re: Ellipsis

    Quote Originally Posted by queenbu View Post
    You could say 'Let A and B be parameters of the first and second algorithm respectively'...
    Yes, I know, but this was just an example to look for patterns in use of ellipsis. So?

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    Default Re: Ellipsis

    1. "Let A be a parameter of the first algorithm, B of the second algorithm."
    2. "Let A be a parameter of the first algorithm and B of the second algorithm."
    Which is better? Are both correct?-Yes, like this both are correct.
    Is any better way? I thought you were asking for a better way.

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    Default Re: Ellipsis

    Quote Originally Posted by queenbu View Post
    Is any better way? I thought you were asking for a better way.
    Any better way to use ellipsis here.
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