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    for new elections to be held

    An estimated 350,000 people from all over Ukraine had come to Kiev for what was supposed to be a peaceful opposition rally calling on President Yanukovych’s government to stand down and for new elections to be held.
    (Ukraine pro-EU protests: ‘It’s not a rally, it’s a revolution’; The Independent)

    If I have analysed it more or less correctly, the part in bold should belong to 'calling' (so to say), thus:

    [...] for what was supposed to be a peaceful opposition rally
    calling
    on President Yanukovych’s government to stand down
    and
    for
    new elections to be held.

    Would you be so kind as to tell me whether it is generally acceptable to use a verb that is shared by two or more phrasal verbs only once (my example would probably be: 'He asked Lucy to take her hat off and her gun apart'.)?

    Thanks.

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    Re: for new elections to be held

    Quote Originally Posted by suprunp View Post
    An estimated 350,000 people from all over Ukraine had come to Kiev for what was supposed to be a peaceful opposition rally calling on President Yanukovych’s government to stand down and for new elections to be held.
    (Ukraine pro-EU protests: ‘It’s not a rally, it’s a revolution’; The Independent)

    If I have analysed it more or less correctly, the part in bold should belong to 'calling' (so to say), thus:

    [...] for what was supposed to be a peaceful opposition rally
    calling
    on President Yanukovych’s government to stand down
    and
    for
    new elections to be held.

    Would you be so kind as to tell me whether it is generally acceptable to use a verb that is shared by two or more phrasal verbs only once (my example would probably be: 'He asked Lucy to take her hat off and her gun apart'.)?

    Thanks.
    Yes, it is normal to share a verb/verbal in that way.
    Last edited by Barb_D; 02-Dec-2013 at 01:44. Reason: Tiny typo

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