|Source||Silva Rhetoricae (http://humanities.byu.edu/rhetoric/Silva.htm)|
A figure in which a main clause is suggested by the introduction of a subordinate clause, but that main clause never occurs.
"If you think I'm going to sit here and take your insults..."
"When you decide to promote me to manager—when you see more clearly what will benefit this corporation—I will be at your service."
|Related Figures||anacoluthon, figures of grammar, correctio, anantapodoton, ellipsis, aposiopesis|
|Notes||I'm not sure about either example: the first ends with an ellipsis, the second DOES contain a main clause ("I will be at your service"). Type of is opposition because there is a disruption of what listener/reader expects.|
|Last Editor||Ashley Rose Kelly|
|Editorial Notes||Please be careful where you are entering notes and where you are entering related figures. You've mixed the categories up here. I've fixed it. -ark|
|Reviewer||Ashley Rose Kelly|