I worked and did not play.
I worked and not played. ?
For some reason, when the ellipsis is used after the simple past form of the verb with no "to be" used before it, it just sounds weird to me. Is there something wrong with it, or is it just that it is not idiomatical? Or am I the one who's wrong?
I had to control myself and not cry in front of her.
I always thought that second part has been used independently and not connected to the "had to" part, for I thought there should be additional "to" like this
I had to control myself and had to not cry.
Or at least this: I had to control myself and to not cry in front of her. (It doesn't sound very idiomatic... is it acceptable?)
Is the "to" deleted? If it is, why is that?
And also, when I was trying to find the answer for this question, it was clear that everybody was asserting only the parallel form should be allowed for the ellipsis after the coordinating conjunction. For example:
Sarah is [a CEO] and [proud of her job]. - NP + AP
Is Jim [conservative] and [a closet Republican]? - A + NP
He is a crazy man and may drink a lot. -NP+V
These (only the three sentences directly above it) are from Wikipedia, and not regarded as being incorrect. But looking up at the other websites, I find that they say that it is wrong, even though many people, including me, use it this way. They say that it should be parallel like this:
Sarah is [a CEO] and [a person proud of her job]. - NP + NP
Is it supposed to be always parallel?