Another Bad Compound

The last post was about an incorrect compound verb. This compound is bad, but it’s not quite incorrect!

The problem is to figure out what the compound verb is. two choices:

  • Devouring you and establishing an interstellar base (This is correct)
  • I assume your identity and then establishing an interstellar base

You shouldn’t insert another verb between the parts of your compound, which is what the monster did.

Maybe that’s why he didn’t’ get the job.