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    Nebraska has floods in some years

    Nebraska has floods in some years, .......... .

    1. in others drought
    2. droughts are others
    3. while other droughts
    4. others in drought


    The answer key says No.1 is the correct answer. But I think it would be incomplete sentence. Am I right?

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    Re: Nebraska has floods in some years

    ...in others (it has) drought. The "it has" is understood, and does not need to be included.
    I'm not a teacher of English, but I have spoken it for (almost) all of my life....

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    Re: Nebraska has floods in some years

    Quote Originally Posted by Grumpy View Post
    ...in others (it has) drought. The "it has" is understood, and does not need to be included.
    I agree with Grumpy. But, isn't it crazy that we expect non-native speakers to know that "it has" is understood?

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    Re: Nebraska has floods in some years

    What kind of ellipsis is this case?

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    #5

    Re: Nebraska has floods in some years

    Quote Originally Posted by Freeguy View Post
    Nebraska has floods in some years, .......... .

    1. in others drought
    2. droughts are others
    3. while other droughts
    4. others in drought


    The answer key says No.1 is the correct answer. But I think it would be incomplete sentence. Am I right?

    Thanks
    From the standpoint of parallelism, the first answer would be better as "drought(s) in others".

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