In an article in The Economist, I have observed the following sentence:
The less positive point out that human rights are routinely abused, freedom of speech is restricted and corruption endemic.
Clearly the following modification is unacceptable:
The less positive point out corruption endemic.
Can someone explain why the first sentence is acceptable but the second is not? Is there a theory that describes when this kind of elision is acceptable? Is there a name for this phenomenon?