Meaning of gapping in English:




mass nounGrammar
  • The omission of a verb in the second of two coordinated clauses, as in I went by bus and Mary by car.

    ‘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.’
    leaving out, exclusion, exception, non-inclusion, deletion, erasure, cut, excision, elimination, absence