Tagged: Verb Phrase Ellipsis


Ellipsis in Linguistics

Ellipsis is an extensively studied phenomenon in Linguistics. You will find a lot of definitions of Ellipsis in Linguistics on the internet. In this blog post, I will explain this phenomenon in a very simple way. Let’s begin with the definition first. Simply defined, Ellipsis is deletion (or elision) of a linguistic entity from...


Verb Phrase Ellipsis or VPE

Verb Phrase Ellipses, VP Ellipses, or VPE is a phenomenon observed in many languages whereby the main predicate of a sentence can be elided or missed without making any compromise in the intended meaning, or in generating grammatical unacceptability. Ellipsis becomes possible because the elided construction finds its antecedent in the surrounding (logically, preceding)...