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I have read a sentence in a newspaper.

The city manager tells Eyewitness News that they have a coyote management program in place and have done extensive outreach.

But if I edit out the full grammatical sentence:

The city manager tells Eyewitness News that they have a coyote management program in place and have done to be extensive to outreach it.

Does it still work?

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    Why do you think you should edit this sentence? It sounds fine to me. Your edited sentence, however, sounds awkward!
    – helen
    Commented Aug 29, 2018 at 9:35
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    outreach here is a noun, not a verb. Commented Aug 29, 2018 at 11:29

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Sorry, your edit makes no sense. It's not "full grammatical". I don't understand what you are trying to achieve.

Let's simplify your phrase a bit. Who have a coyote manegement program? The city council.

The city council have a coyote management program in place and they (the city council) have done extensive outreach.

Extensive outreach is the object of the second phrase. You can observe two elements: extensive (adjective) and outreach (noun). They represent what the city council have done.

According to Cambridge Dictionary

outreach

an effort to bring services or information to people where they live or spend time

extensive

covering a large area; having a great range


If we include a bit more of context from the article

Neighbors blame city officials for not alerting the entire community.

The city manager tells Eyewitness News that they have a coyote management program in place and have done extensive outreach.

It means that the city council has made an effort to inform all citizens in a large area about the coyote problem and the coyote management program developed to solve that problem.


The city council haven't done a program to be extensive. They have done a program to control coyotes and they have done extensive outreach to inform the population about that.

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“The city manager tells Eyewitness News that they have a coyote management program in place and have done to be extensive to outreach it.” does not work.

The original sentence can be split at the and, and the second part

[They] have done extensive outreach.

does not work when written as

[They] have done to be extensive to outreach it.

What is meant is that they have done extensive outreach about the coyote management program. The original sentence could be written as

"The city manager tells Eyewitness News that they have a coyote management program in place and have done extensive outreach about their coyote management program."

but this is repetitive. It is also easier to read in the shortened form, "... done extensive outreach."

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