Is it correct and appropriate to omit the second modal verb in the sentence below?

At this scale, objects can be identified and models [can] provide excellent answers.

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    No, you need to mention the verb again because the first one goes like can be... and the next one goes like can... – Maulik V Jul 19 '18 at 6:56
  • @MaulikV, parallel onstruction is used in proper English. E.G. "To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield." Good Lord! Tennyson – DrMoishe Pippik Jul 19 '18 at 17:05

It is possible, as it is a parallel construction. But it makes it harder for the reader to parse the sentence.

In this case, to avoid complications you can just repeat "can".

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