An Introduction to Mesozeugma
Mesozeugma (derives from the Greek combination ‘meso’ and ‘zeugma,’ literally means “middle marcher or yoking”), is a kind of zeugma Opens in new window in which a verb is placed in the middle of a sentence to serve the subject of the clauses on either part of the sentence.
The verb in mesozeugma is called conjunction or middle marcher as it naturally appears in mid sentence governing other phrases Opens in new window or clauses Opens in new window on either part of the sentence Opens in new window. Below are examples to further enhance your understanding.
(In this example, the phrase “could anything move him” combine and serves the initial clause and the two successive clauses, in one.)