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Parallel Structure Exercise-3

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#1. The best way to impress a woman is to make eye contact, to ask her questions about her interests, and to tell funny jokes.

to is either repeated in each phrase or used only before the first. Therefore, sentence is parallel

#2. In the following pairs, one sentence has parallel structure, and the other sentence lacks parallel structure. Which sentence is correct?

Answer: B) Bob was not only Sam’s roommate but also his best friend.

A is incorrect. Sam’s roommate is a phrase, and he was his best friend is a sentence.

 

 

#3. Our class discussion was engaging, informative, and interesting.

engaging, informative, and interesting are all adjectives, so the sentence is parallel.

#4. The best way to impress a woman is to make eye contact, ask her questions about her interests, and to tell funny jokes.

to is used before the first and third phrases, but not before the second phrase, so the sentence is not parallel.

#5. Which sentence is correct?

Answer: A) Our class discussion was engaging, informative, and interesting.

In the first sentence, engaging, informative, and interesting are all adjectives, so the entence is parallel. In the second sentence, while engaging and informative are both adjectives, should have been longer is a phrase, so the sentence is not parallel.


#6. Of all desserts, I prefer cake, pie, and dipping strawberries in chocolate.

cake and pie are nouns but dipping strawberries in chocolate is a phrase, so the sentence is not parallel.

#7. Our class discussion was engaging, informative, and should have been longer.

while engaging and informative are both adjectives, should have been longer is a phrase, so the sentence is not parallel.

#8. The best way to impress a woman is to make eye contact, ask her questions about her interests, and tell funny jokes.

to is either repeated in each phrase or used only before the first. Therefore, sentence is parallel

#9. My dog is the best pet because she knows many tricks, she listens to me, and she is pretty.

she knows many tricks, she listens to me, and she is pretty are all independent clauses, so the overall sentence is parallel

#10. In the following pairs, one sentence has parallel structure, and the other sentence lacks parallel structure. Which sentence is correct?

Answer : B ) In preparation for the gala, I need to buy a cocktail dress, to pick out hoes, and to get my hair cut and styled.

Answer A is incorrect. To is used in the first phrase and the third phrase, so to should also be used in the second phrase.


#11. Of all desserts, I prefer cake, pie, and chocolate-dipped strawberries.

the three words cake, pie, and strawberries are all nouns, so the sentence is parallel. (Chocolate-dipped modifies the noun strawberries.)

#12. In the following pairs, one sentence has parallel structure, and the other sentence lacks parallel structure. Which sentence is correct?

Answer : A) Before the dog show, the dogs were washed with shampoo, dried under blow dryers, and fluffed up with brushes.

B is incorrect.
Washed with shampoo and dried under blow dryers are verbs and prepositional phrases. Fluffing was done … is an independent clause.

#13. My dog is the best pet because she knows many tricks, she listens to me, and is pretty.

she knows tricks and she listens to are independent clauses, but is pretty is not; therefore, the sentence is not parallel.

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Parallel Structure Exercise-3

Parallel Structure (//)

Parallelism means that items that form a pair (two items) or items that form a series (more than two items) have the same grammatical structure (are worded the same way).
Lack of parallel structure occurs when parts of a sentence should be in parallel grammatical structure (should be worded the same way) but are not.

1- In the following pairs, one sentence has parallel structure, and the other sentence lacks parallel structure. Which sentence is correct?

A) Before the dog show, the dogs were washed with shampoo, dried under blow dryers, and fluffed up with brushes.
B) Before the dog show, the dogs were washed with shampoo, dried under blow dryers, and fluffing was done with brushes.

Answer : A) Before the dog show, the dogs were washed with shampoo, dried under blow dryers, and fluffed up with brushes.

Answer B) is incorrect.
Washed with shampoo and dried under blow dryers are verbs and prepositional phrases. Fluffing was done … is an independent clause.

2- In the following pairs, one sentence has parallel structure, and the other sentence lacks parallel structure. Which sentence is correct?

A) In preparation for the gala, I need to buy a cocktail dress, pick out shoes, and to get my hair cut and styled.
B) In preparation for the gala, I need to buy a cocktail dress, to pick out shoes, and to get my hair cut and styled.

Answer B ) : In preparation for the gala, I need to buy a cocktail dress, to pick out hoes, and to get my hair cut and styled.

Answer A is incorrect. To is used in the first phrase and the third phrase, so to should also be used in the second phrase.

3- In the following pairs, one sentence has parallel structure, and the other sentence lacks parallel structure. Which sentence is correct?

A) Bob was not only Sam’s roommate, but also he was his best friend.
B) Bob was not only Sam’s roommate but also his best friend.

Answer: B) Bob was not only Sam’s roommate but also his best friend.

Answer A) is incorrect. Sam’s roommate is a phrase, and he was his best friend is a sentence. Answer B is correct because his best friend is also a phrase.

4- The best way to impress a woman is to make eye contact, ask her questions about her interests, and to tell funny jokes.

A) Parallel
B) Not Parallel

B) Not Parallel

to is used before the first and third phrases, but not before the second phrase, so the sentence is not parallel.

5- The best way to impress a woman is to make eye contact, to ask her questions about her interests, and to tell funny jokes.

A) Parallel
B) Not Parallel

A) Parallel

to is either repeated in each phrase or used only before the first. Therefore, sentence is parallel

6-The best way to impress a woman is to make eye contact, ask her questions about her interests, and tell funny jokes.

A) Parallel
B) Not Parallel

Answer : A) Parallel

to is either repeated in each phrase or used only before the first. Therefore, sentence is parallel

7- My dog is the best pet because she knows many tricks, she listens to me, and is pretty.

A) Parallel
B) Not Parallel

Answer : B) Not Parallel

she knows tricks and she listens to are independent clauses, but is pretty is not; therefore, the sentence is not parallel.

8- My dog is the best pet because she knows many tricks, she listens to me, and she is pretty.

A) Parallel
B) Not Parallel

Answer :  A) Parallel

she knows many tricks, she listens to me, and she is pretty are all independent clauses, so the overall sentence is parallel

9- Of all desserts, I prefer cake, pie, and dipping strawberries in chocolate.

A) Parallel
B) Not Parallel

Answer :  B) Not Parallel

cake and pie are nouns but dipping strawberries in chocolate is a phrase, so the sentence is not parallel.

10- Of all desserts, I prefer cake, pie, and chocolate-dipped strawberries.

A) Parallel
B) Not Parallel

Answer :  A) Parallel

the three words cake, pie, and strawberries are all nouns, so the sentence is parallel. (Chocolate-dipped modifies the noun strawberries.)

11-Our class discussion was engaging, informative, and interesting.

A) Parallel
B) Not Parallel

Answer :  A) Parallel

engaging, informative, and interesting are all adjectives, so the sentence is parallel.

13- Our class discussion was engaging, informative, and should have been longer.

A) Parallel
B) Not Parallel

Answer :  B) Not Parallel

while engaging and informative are both adjectives, should have been longer is a phrase, so the sentence is not parallel.

14- Which sentence is correct?

A) Our class discussion was engaging, informative, and interesting.
B) Our class discussion was engaging, informative, and should have been longer.

Answer: A) Our class discussion was engaging, informative, and interesting.

In the first sentence, engaging, informative, and interesting are all adjectives, so the entence is parallel. In the second sentence, while engaging and informative are both adjectives, should have been longer is a phrase, so the sentence is not parallel.

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