Grammar-Phrase type: 'sold or unsold'


Senior Member
NZ English
Remember to return your raffle tickets, sold or unsold.

  • Do you accept the above sentence? If not, how would you change it?
  • Do you think the above phrase in bold is adjectival, modifying 'tickets,' or reduced from 'whether they are sold or unsold'?

  • suzi br

    Senior Member
    English / England
    I think it's ok, it looks like the phrasing you usually see in this context, though of course, the sold ones are the stubs of the sold ones, in fact! That's a sort of ellipsis.
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