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  1. Banned
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    #1

    Parallelism Question

    Journalists should present a balanced view of the news but trying to stir '' ''
    Journalists should present a balanced view of the news but also trying to stir '' ''

    If I opt to the second, should I use ''should'' to keep parallelism aright?

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    #2

    Re: Parallelism Question

    "Trying" is wrong. Use "try." A second "should" is not needed.

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    #3

    Re: Parallelism Question

    And here's why it doesn't offend against parallelism if you omit the second 'should':

    Journalists should [do this:] {present,,} and {try...}: 'present' and 'try' are both subordinate to the one 'should'.

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