Student or Learner
a. Fortunately, the backup servers were not damaged and able to handle the traffic.
b. Fortunately, the backup servers were not damaged and was able to handle the traffic.
1. Both are academically acceptable in terms of grammar, right?
2. In the case of not ~ and ~, the not only applies to the word that immediately follows, right?
Thanks in advance!
If so, can the word "not" be attached to both in the following case?
"The crowd was not impressed and happy about the recent decision to destroy the remains of the artifact."