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Parallel Structure Exercise – 4

Parallel-not parallel

Determine the following sentences are parallel in structure. Write (Parallel) if Parallel and (Not Parallel) if not Parallel

#1. He throws garbage, he grabs wallets, and he runs away.

#2. My dog not only likes to play fetch, but he also likes to chase cars.

#3. The entourage will go to Paris, to London and Chicago.

#4. Ellen likes hiking, attending the rodeo, and taking afternoon naps.

#5. Sharon bought a scarf, a teddy bear and a sketchbook.


#6. My dog not only likes to play fetch, but also chase cars.

#7. My dog likes not only to play fetch, but also to chase cars.

#8. You can either go with family or friends.

#9. John wanted to travel by car, by train, and then take a bus.

#10. They like playing games, riding bicycles and cooking food.


#11. Michael anticipates both to earn a salary and to get a bonus.

#12. I would rather pay for my education than financial aid.

#13. Jenny is in either the classroom or the laboratory.

#14. The dogs broke not only their chains but also snarled at the guests.

#15. I would rather pay for my education than receive financial aid.


#16. Ellen likes hiking, the rodeo, and to take afternoon naps.

#17. My best friend took me dancing and to a show.

#18. The weather report was neither accurate nor fair.

#19. My best friend took me to a dance and a show.

#20. James sang, performed and then he went outside.


#21. Marianne is a good writer, volleyball player and pianist.

#22. Ellen likes to hike, attend the rodeo, and take afternoon naps.

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Parallel-not parallel

Parallel-not parallel

Determine the following sentences are parallel in structure. Write (Parallel) if Parallel and (Not Parallel) if not Parallel

Sharon bought a scarf, a teddy bear and a sketchbook.

a) Parallel
b) Not Parallel

Answer : a) Parallel

John wanted to travel by car, by train, and then take a bus.

a) Parallel
b) Not Parallel

Answer : b) Not Parallel

They like playing games, riding bicycles and cooking food.

a) Parallel
b) Not Parallel

Answer : a) Parallel

Marianne is a good writer, volleyball player and pianist.

a) Parallel
b) Not Parallel

Answer : a) Parallel

The entourage will go to Paris, to London and Chicago.

a) Parallel
b) Not Parallel

Answer : b) Not Parallel

James sang, performed and then he went outside.

a) Parallel
b) Not Parallel

Answer : b) Not Parallel

He throws garbage, he grabs wallets, and he runs away.

a) Parallel
b) Not Parallel

Answer : a) Parallel

Jenny is in either the classroom or the laboratory.

a) Parallel
b) Not Parallel

Answer : a) Parallel

Michael anticipates both to earn a salary and to get a bonus.

a) Parallel
b) Not Parallel

Answer : a) Parallel

The weather report was neither accurate nor fair.

a) Parallel
b) Not Parallel

Answer : a) Parallel

You can either go with family or friends.

a) Parallel
b) Not Parallel

Answer : b) Not Parallel

The dogs broke not only their chains but also snarled at the guests.

a) Parallel
b) Not Parallel

Answer : b) Not Parallel

Ellen likes hiking, the rodeo, and to take afternoon naps.

a) Parallel
b) Not Parallel

Answer :  b) Not Parallel

Ellen likes hiking, attending the rodeo, and taking afternoon naps.

a) Parallel
b) Not Parallel

Answer :  a) Parallel

Ellen likes to hike, attend the rodeo, and take afternoon naps.

a) Parallel
b) Not Parallel

Answer :  a) Parallel

My best friend took me dancing and to a show.

a) Parallel
b) Not Parallel

Answer :  b) Not Parallel

My best friend took me to a dance and a show.

a) Parallel
b) Not Parallel

Answer :  a) Parallel

My dog not only likes to play fetch, but also chase cars.

a) Parallel
b) Not Parallel

Answer : b) Not Parallel

My dog not only likes to play fetch, but he also likes to chase cars.

a) Parallel
b) Not Parallel

Answer :  a) Parallel

My dog likes not only to play fetch, but also to chase cars.

a) Parallel
b) Not Parallel

Answer :  a) Parallel

I would rather pay for my education than financial aid.

a) Parallel
b) Not Parallel

Answer :  b) Not Parallel

I would rather pay for my education than receive financial aid.

a) Parallel
b) Not Parallel

Answer :  a) Parallel

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