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I hope to have more to report about this variety of ellipsis in the near future, Yasukotta. I hesitate to explain to you how I think the sentence could be derived (in generative-transformational grammar) without ellipsis.

Before I do that, I'd like to have the blessing of a syntactician who, for half a century, has specialized in that area.  In the meantime, I'd like to share another example I've come across, in a poem by former poet laureate Richard Wilbur:

"The sun shall glory

in the glitter of glass-chips,

Foreseeing the salvage

of the prisoned sand,

And the blistering paint

peel off in patches,

That the good grain

be discovered again."

— Richard Wilbur, "Junk" (1961)

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