argument-contained ellipsis
Definition - (Aka antecedent-contained ellipsis)

A type of verb phrase ellipsis where the ellipsis happens to the subject not to the object.

Example -

(1) The people who wanted to [stay] did stay. (Argument contained ellipsis in the subject)

(2) The people who wanted to stay did [stay]. (Here the ellipsis is in the object)



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