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Unread Jul 12th, 2012, 09:44 pm
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Default As was his custom, he knocked three times.

in Oxford online dictionary, there is a sentence:

As was his custom, he knocked three times.

has ellipsis been used in this sentence?
if yes, what is the lengthened form of the sentence?
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Default Re: As was his custom, he knocked three times.

No - this is subject verb inversion, not ellipsis. the use of inversion after "as" has already been discussed as part of a longer question, which you can find here : Emerson
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Default Re: As was his custom, he knocked three times.

sorry for having omitting that thread

the first time read it I was none the wiser. I have read it once more, and your answer is really excellent. Thank you very much indeed.
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