Questions tagged [elision]

This tag is for questions about the omission of sounds or syllables, for example "I'm," "let's," "it's."

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nor the fact that

The original senences: Marshal Soult was reputed to be the man behind the scheme both for removing and using the unemployed foreign ex-soldiers. He could not have failed to recognize, once they ...
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Is there an elision in the text?

The original sentence: After millennia of growth so slow that each generation hardly noticed it, the cities are suddenly racing off in every direction. Is it an elided version of something as ...
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Is “is” elided in the sentence?

The original sentence: Unless suitable on other grounds oilfields have not become industrial regions; on the contrary the oil industry is marked by a certain amount of smell and an element of ...
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Is this a elided sentence?

The original sentence: Populations increase and decrease relatively not only to one another, but also to natural resources. Is it an elided version of something like: Populations increase and ...
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When can I replace g or th with '?

I am reading Heidi Grant Halvorson's book Succeed: How We Can Reach Our Goals but assailed by these two chapter titles: How to Keep On Keepin' On and Know When to Fold 'Em. I thought they can also ...
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What is the rule for “difficult time” elision?

It is happening at a difficult time. I notice it sounds "difficul time".
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elision of “with his”

I hear this line she just pronounced "with his" as "tis". This is the way the native speakers do? It always makes me frustrated. Even after studying English more than 2 decades, can't understand the ...
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How do you pronounce “actually”?

So I am unsure whether to include the "t" in the pronunciation. I have heard both the t being pronounced distincly and left out entirely ( sound like "sh" sound only) and this is not just about this ...
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Use of article without (pro)noun: “Both of these terms matter, but the fall in lattice enthalpy is the more important”

From Chemguide: Both of these terms matter, but the fall in lattice enthalpy is the more important. This falls because the ions are getting bigger. Shouldn't it be either "is the more important ...
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Rapid speech pronunciation of <What do they> call a whopper

I'd like to know why in the audio clip here what sounds like /hu/. Is it because what could oddly enough be pronounced as /hwʌt/ that starts with /h/. I'd like to add that I don't remember I've heard ...
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Excluding 'that' and 'have' in “We are confident (that) this will be the best treatment you (have) ever experienced”

When you are promoting a product that the consumer has not used yet, would you include or exclude the words between parentheses in the phrase below? I’m not a native English speaker, and the more I ...
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Pronunciation of (May I take off) my belt now?

When I use phrases starting with (May I), I notice some people don't get what I say the first time; I have to repeat. I believe the reason is that I don't sound "I" out naturally in the proper ...
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What does 'scape mean in this quote by Shakespeare?

I found this line in Hamlet by William Shakespeare. And 'scape detecting, I will pay the theft. What does "'scape" mean? Google says this. A long, leafless flower stalk coming directly from ...
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What does “do't” mean?

I found this line in Hamlet by William Shakespeare. I'll do't. Dost thou come here to whine? What does "do't" mean? Google returneth only "don't". Is "do't" an alternative spelling of "don't"? ...
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What do 'hisself' and 'nuff money' mean?

He got hisself kicked out cause he couldn't cough up nuff money to pay the rent. What do 'hisself' and 'nuff' mean? It maybe looks like the nuff money is type of money. But how he can cough up money?