How does Should/Could/Might/… affect the following verbs

Which sentence is correct?

(1) One should avoid the configurations indicated by (i) and (ii), and focuses on setting the values of ….

(2) One should avoid the configurations indicated by (i) and (ii), and focus on setting the values of …

Answer

The meaning is almost certainly that the “focus” is still within the scope of “should”, so it takes the infinitive just like “avoid”.

It is possible to come up with a superficially similar example, where the second verb is not within the scope of “should”, and so does not take the infinitive:

He should not drink tonight, and makes sure there are only soft drinks in the fridge.

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Source : Link , Question Author : Hadjer , Answer Author : Colin Fine

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