Adjective "Gapping" Definition and Examples


    Adjective:

    Gapping


    Definition:

    1. a rule of transformational grammar by which repeated instances of a verb are deleted from conjoined sentences, as in the deletion of brought from Mary brought the bread, John the cheese, and Bill the wine.

    Examples:

    "shortfalls can be gapping."

    "deficits can be gapping."

    "banks can be gapping."