English as a Second Language/About the usage of ellipsis

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Please tell me whether the following examples are correct, and give me more examples if necessary.

My father is thin and my mother is fat.
My father is thin and my mother fat.

I saw a man and a woman.
I saw a man and woman.

Peter likes to eat apples, and John likes to eat oranges.
Peter likes to eat apples, and John does oranges.
Peter likes to eat apples, and John oranges.

Peter finished three tasks, but Mary finished two tasks.
Peter finished three tasks, but Mary did two.
Peter finished three tasks, but Mary two.

Peter took advantage of John as Mary took advantage of Jane.
Peter took advantage of John as Mary did Jane.
Peter took advantage of John as Mary Jane.

You see only part of the problem, but you do not see the whole problem.
You see only part of the problem, but not the whole.

You can do what you want to do.
You can do what you want to.
You can do what you want.

I must do what I should do.
I must do what I should.

He can swim faster than I can swim.
He can swim faster than I.
(He can swim faster than me.)

A lawyer can make a better teacher than a doctor can make a teacher.
A lawyer can make a better teacher than a doctor.

A lawyer can make a better teacher than make a doctor.
A lawyer can make a better teacher than doctor. (If it is correct, please explain why the ariticle should be omitted.)

Answer
http://www.grammar.com/commas-and-elliptical-expressions/
http://www.dailywritingtips.com/a-guide-to-elliptical-constructions/

I will just list the ones that don't work:
I saw a man and woman.  (this works, but indicates the man and woman were together)
Peter likes to eat apples, and John does oranges.
Peter likes to eat apples, and John oranges. should be: Peter likes to eat apples, and John, oranges. (I will not correct the rest of your sentences in this format.  Just remember to put a comma between the subject and object).
Peter took advantage of John as Mary Jane. (too confusing in this case when dealing with multiple people)
A lawyer can make a better teacher than make a doctor.
A lawyer can make a better teacher than doctor.  

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