Definition of gapping in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈɡapiNG/


The omission of a verb in the second of two coordinate clauses, as in I went by bus and Mary by car.
Example sentences
  • The paradigmatic case of gapping, also known as verb medial gapping, is represented by examples like (1.4)3.
  • It has been claimed in the literature that gapping is prohibited in Chinese.

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Syllabification: gap·ping

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