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Here we go, into an ellipsis ... hoping one day there’ll be a ...

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A WORD IN TH ISOLATED HAND: ELLIPSIS

Here we go, into an ellipsis ... hoping one day there’ll be a full stop.

A column to satisfy your inner grammar nerd

Deputy features editor: Sunday Times

Having police and soldiers patrolling our streets to keep citizens confined to their homes, however necessary and voluntary these measures may be, is a reality that elides comprehension.

Elide, incidentally, began its English life as a legal term meaning to annul, which came from the Latin elidere, meaning to force out. 

Elide, in literature, has turned into a more slippery word, one that bucks and twists and squirms as it tries to evade being pinned down into a meaningful lockdown snack...

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