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What is wrong with this sentence?   "Tom refused to sign the petition and leaves the office."

asked Mar 22 at 20:36 Sandy New member

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If Tom refused to leave, 'leaves' should be 'leave'.  It is a bare infinitive (no 'to'), so it should be in the infinitive form.  It could also be written as a compound predicate if Tom walked out after refusing to sign.

 

Tom refused to sign the petition and [to] leave the office.

 

Tom refused to sign the petition and left the office.

link comment answered Mar 25 at 11:25 Lewis Neidhardt Grammarly Fellow

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