gapping (clauses)
Definition - Clauses in which all verbal elements have been omitted, but in which the entities that verbs normally act upon — such as direct and indirect objects — remain. For example:

Some ate bread, and others rice

Here, the second quasi-clause has the subject others and the object rice, but the verb ate has been gapped, i.e. omitted.

Etymology -
The term was coined in the 1960s by the linguist John Robert Ross.

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