Is there ellipsis in this sentence?

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In a previous thread, sophiehhrr posted:

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We got a mortgage from the cheapest lender. After that, we made an offer on the house.

I was thinking yes, instead of 'After that' it could be 'After [we got the mortgage], we made an offer on the house.'

Is this correct?

I had posted the suggestion:

ymnisky said:
We got a mortgage from the cheapest [mortgage] lender.

But still I don't know whether this is the correct answer.
 

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In a previous thread, sophiehhrr posted:



I had posted the suggestion:

We got a mortgage from the cheapest [mortgage] lender.

But still I don't know whether this is the correct answer.
I don't think the referent of "that" is an ellipsis, since nothing is really left out - it's referred to by "that".

Yes, technically, "mortgage" is an ellipsis here. But it's not a very impressive one.
 

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I don't think the referent of "that" is an ellipsis, since nothing is really left out - it's referred to by "that".

Yes, technically, "mortgage" is an ellipsis here. But it's not a very impressive one.

Thanks Raymott, I really needed a confirmation from a respectful academic.
It was not that easy for me to figure it out.

But I didn't know ellipses could be graded by impressiveness.

Still I can't understand why the original thread disappeared.
It seems the OP posted also on yahoo answers but the question has been deleted.
I wonder what could be so dangerous in a ellipsis.
 
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