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Q: Is the use of 'not' for contrast a case of ellipsis?

MJ Ada The car was red, not blue. I went home, not to the supermarket. In these two examples, which use the word 'not' to create contrast, are we seeing a case of ellipsis? Could we find the original forms of these sentences by adding the missing components that would make it grammatical? (See below.)...

 

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