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In the song "An English Teacher" from the musical "Bye, Bye Birdie," Rosie sings to Albert You were going to NYU / and become an English teacher.

I would parse this as You were (going to NYU) and (going to become an English teacher). but I'm not sure if become is used as an infinitive here, and (if so) whether to can be "distributed" like this between a noun and an infinitive verb.

(The line is in a song, so I suppose some creative liberties can be taken with the grammar. However, I thought it was a bit funny that this (possibly) ungrammatical sentence was in a song with such a title.)

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    It's a zeugma and this one, at least, is non-standard. 'To' is being forced into two very different roles; I believe some grammarians say they're different parts of speech while others claim the infinitive marker should be considered a marginal preposition, possibly on etymological grounds. – Edwin Ashworth Apr 18 '18 at 16:37
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    For an example of an even more outrageous zeugma, consider this line from Flanders and Swann's Have some Madeira, M'dear: "When he said 'God in heaven', she made no reply, up her mind, and a dash for the door". – Colin Fine Apr 18 '18 at 17:09
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    @Edwin Alternatively, and I think more naturally in this instance, we could treat and as conveying the sense of ‘(in order) to’ in the original quote. – Lawrence Apr 19 '18 at 13:59

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