What are some simple cases of V or Verb Phrase gaps?
For instance: I love the location and the apartment.
Is this considered a gap (missing 'love' in the second conjunct)?
If not, why not?
What about this one: There were also trainings of horse-riding, art of war, handwriting and calligraphy, athletics and martial arts.
From my understanding, there's a gap with a missing 'were'.
I have read some academic papers, the Wikipedia Gapping page, and quite a bit on the issue, but I can't seem to understand why the above would not be a gap.
The sources of information I read seem to pick the most 'obvious' examples, such as:
Mary loves coffee, and John tea.
(a subject and an object without a verb)
But from what I understand, the definition doesn't rule out the first and second examples I have provided.
I know that:
- A gap will occur in the non-initial conjunct
- At least elides a verb
- The first and the gap-conjunct should be separate events (not certain on this part)