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    #1

    not heard at the table

    There's definitely "not (be) heard" omitted here. Is this a mistake or an acceptable expression?

    pp184)King Edward loved his grandchildren, but he treated them very strictly. They were not allowed to speak at the table. One day, one of his grandsons called, "Grandpa!" when King Edward was having lunch with the King of Sweden...The little boy tried again to get King Edward's attention. The King then yelled, "Little boys should be seen but not heard at the table."

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    Re: not heard at the table

    It's fine.

    It's a variation of the time-honoured aphorism 'Children should be seen and not heard.'

    Rover

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    #3

    Re: not heard at the table

    The "be" distributes to both "seen" and "heard."

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