Hi! When I was reading John Steinbeck's America and Americans, I came across the following sentence:
(1) An oil company may extend into transportation, or a food-processing firm invest its profits in magazines, but there is one thing the corporation cannot do. (p. 57)
I thought the "invest" must be "invests." I was wondering whether it is a simple mistake or whether it can be acceptable for some reason.
I would appreciate your comments!