Gapping In Grammar And How To Use It In Your Writing – by Derek Haines…

on Just Publishing Advice:

Crossword lovers probably know this clue. A grammar rule that deletes the repetition of verbs. The answer is gapping.

Gapping in grammar means the omission of a verb in the second of two coordinated clauses.

John R. Ross, an American poet, and linguist coined the word around 1970.

Before then, it was probably referred to as a form of ellipsis.

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