One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The omission of a verb in the second of two coordinate clauses, as in I went by bus and Mary by car.
leaving out, exclusion, exception, non-inclusion, deletion, erasure, cut, excision, elimination, absenceView synonyms
- ‘It has been claimed in the literature that gapping is prohibited in Chinese.’
- ‘The paradigmatic case of gapping, also known as verb medial gapping, is represented by examples like (1.4)3.’
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