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Thread #153852   Message #3606344
Posted By: meself
02-Mar-14 - 01:19 AM
Thread Name: BS: Omitted noun figure of speech
Subject: RE: BS: Omitted noun figure of speech
"the people who grade it think the above ellipsis is incorrect"

It is indeed 'incorrect' - in the sense that it is not 'standard' English, which is what, presumably, is being marked for. Whether or not an argument can be made that 'the above ellipsis' is consistent with other English usage is beside the point: all that matters is whether it's 'standard' or not - and it ain't. If in time it becomes widespread enough, it will be recognized as standard English, and, no doubt, marked accordingly.