Dear respected friends,
I've read a quote confusing my mind. Here is the passage:
Writer David Foster Wallace said that he thought good nonfiction was a chance to “watch somebody reasonably bright but also reasonably average pay far closer attention and think at far more length about all sorts of different stuff than most of us have a chance to in our daily lives.”
My issue starts after "but also" part. I think it simply means that " but also it is [viz. "good nonfiction" which is mentioned in the beginning] to watch reasonably average person who pays* closer attention and thinks at far more length about all sorts of different stuff...."* Shortly, I think it is a reduced clause by deleting"who". Therefore it should have been put "s" after "pay" and "think". But it wasn't.
Could you explain the reason why?
By the way, the book is "show your work" by Austin Kleon.