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