With a minimum of necessary theorizing, an attempt is made to introduce a notion of Shakespeare's ellipsis which turns aside its usual overapplicability. From a variety of proposals grows a synthesis thereof, accentuating, it is hoped, a most scientifically attractive strain in the behavior of ellipsis, its contextual dependence. A preliminary look at Early Modern English, and Shakespeare's against it, prompts comments and warnings in the direction of greater relevance to the authoress guidelines for recognizing instances of ellipsis.
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