Parallelism Question

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GuilhermeRM

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

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:up: 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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