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    #1

    about elipse

    Sometimes we can make elipse when the same word or phrase appears for the second time in a sentence.
    E.g. My mother is a lawer and my father is a driver.
    We can rewrite it as "My mother is a lawer and my father a driver."
    Then if the subject is a pronoun, can I rewrite the sentence in the same way?
    For example, I'm a lawer and she is a driver.
    Can I say "I'm a lawer and she a driver"?

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    #2

    Re: about elipse

    Yes you can, providede that the context makes it clear who 'she' is.

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    Re: about elipse

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    Yes you can, providede that the context makes it clear who 'she' is.

    b
    Thank you very much!

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