I have always—and will always—do X? or done X?

(This has gotta be a duplicate, but I didn’t quite manage to find anything…)

Is either of the following correct? If so, what is the general rule that makes the other one wrong?

  1. I have always—and will always—preferred chocolate over vanilla.

  2. I have always—and will always—prefer chocolate over vanilla.

I’m aware that I could just sidestep the whole issue with

I have always preferred—and will always prefer—chocolate over vanilla.

but that doesn’t answer my question.

Answer

To answer my own question: the following is the natural way to say this:

I have—and will—always prefer chocolate over vanilla.

Now if you “distribute” the “always” that was factored out, you get:

I have always—and will always—prefer chocolate over vanilla.

which is still sounds like the more natural way to say it.

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