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How should I join two interrogative sentences with a coordinating conjunction?

  1. Should the purpose of our education be focused only on ornamenting students with great degrees or it should be focused on equipping students not only with skills but also with moral qualities?
  2. Should the purpose of our education be focused only on ornamenting students with great degrees or should it be focused on equipping students not only with skills but also with moral qualities?

Sentence no. 1: there are two sentences connected with "or" coordinating conjunction. 1st sentence is in interrogative form and 2nd sentence is not interrogative. now, the query is: do both sentences need to be interrogative since they are connected by "or"? (for example, sentence no. 2: where both sentences are in interrogative form)

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Only sentence 2 is correct, for the reason you stated. Additionally, there should be a comma before "or" since it's an independent clause.

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