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Basically, X of "including X" is a noun or a gerund. But what about this? there seem to be no accompanying nouns or gerunds here:


Most of us carry an accessibility portal in our pocket or purse at all times , including , as we have shown earlier , close at hand while we sleep.


Is it an ellipsis of this?


Most of us carry an accessibility portal in our pocket or purse at all times , including , as we have shown earlier , one ( i.e an accessibility) close at hand while we sleep .


If so, wouldn't it sound a bit strange? Do we carry something while we sleep?

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Takathere seem to be no accompanying nouns or gerunds here:

Congratulations! You win a cookie. The writer didn't know what he was doing and got it wrong. Your paraphrase is just as bad for the reason you give. He meant

Most of us keep an accessibility portal with us at all times, in our pocket or purse or, as we have shown earlier, close at hand while we sleep.