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Ellipse – Questions on words that are omitted for stylistic reasons.

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3 times "ziehen", strangely shortened

I read the following in a magazine: Mia zieht erstens die Reissleine, zweitens sich aus der Öffentlichkeit zurück und drittens nach Berlin. Is it correct (grammar / style) to shorten the different ...
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When can the second verb be omitted when there is a modal verb?

It came to my attention in this question that I had an incorrect notion that the second verb could always be omitted when the sentence had a modal verb. For example: Ich will nach Hause. Ich muss ...
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