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parenthetical sentence with coordinate clause sharing the same direct object

Is this grammatical in English? An Italian wizard named Mirkius has found, and managed to control, a ferocious creature named Onestus
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Alternative in parenthesis before or after?

When a sentence describes there are multiple alternatives, but one specific is the common one, it can specify the common in parenthesis. But there are multiple ways to do it. For example, should it ...
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Correct capitalization when starting a sentence or headline with a parenthesized word

What is the correct way of capitalizing the following sentence? (Most) people are good. Should people also be capitalized? Or is it incorrect that most is capitalized? Finally, does the same ...
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Is 'parenthesis' singular in this utterance, is it correct to introduce it with the article 'a'?

Which is correct, introducing parenthesis with a ... Which three types of punctuation can be used to separate a parenthesis from the rest of the sentence? OR ...
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Which part of the sentence is parenthesis? Is it “what they say” or something else?

The students are frustrated by what they say is the inaction of adults, especially politicians, who fail to pass legislation that protect (sic) kids from gun violence. paragraph 3