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  • It is the figure called Syllepsis, by which the concord of the pronoun is logical rather than grammatical.

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  • It's related to Zeugma, also a grammatical or retorical word, both are frequenetly confused as their definitions are almost identical.

    August 3, 2009

  • This is a great word and deserves better treatment. Zeugma is a mere shadow of syllepsis.

    "Time flies like an arrow.

    Fruit flies like a banana."

    G. Marx

    August 6, 2009