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    #1

    ellipsis

    Can one say:

    1-You can't go to Italy but to Spain.
    instead of:
    1a-You can't go to Italy but you can go to Spain.


    I do not like "1" although I think one could say:
    2-I did not go to Italy but to Spain.
    instead of:
    2a-I did not go to Italy but I can go to Spain

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    Re: ellipsis

    Can one say:

    1-You can't go to Italy but to Spain. No.
    instead of:
    1a-You can't go to Italy but you can go to Spain.


    I do not like "1" although I think one could say:
    2-I did not go to Italy but to Spain.
    instead of:
    2a-I did not go to Italy but I did go to Spain.

    Rover

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