Today, I came across a sentence pattern in a well-accepted technical document, as follows:

Their X1 are too A1, their X2 too A2, and their X3 too A3.

Is it correct to use only one are in this kind of sentences? Is it applicable for all verbs? Also, what is the English grammar topic that includes this kind of sentences?

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    Yes, one will serve all those that follow. – Kris Jan 11 at 8:47
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    Kris is probably right, but without an example of a real sentence or of a surrounding explanation of the actual context it is hard to be sure. – Tuffy Jan 11 at 9:01
  • It's called ellipsis. – Jason Bassford Jan 11 at 10:39

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