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Parallel Structure

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Stephanie Gilmer

on 15 October 2012

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Parallel Structure Coach Espinoza was a brilliant strategist, a caring mentor, and a wise friend. Coach Espinoza was a brilliant strategist, a caring mentor, and friend. Continued In English class, Tashonda learned to read poems critically and appreciate good prose. In English class, Tashonda learned to read poems critically and she appreciated good prose. The dictionary can be used for these purposes: to find word meanings, pronunciations, correct spellings, and irregular verbs. The dictionary can be used for these purposes: to find word meanings, pronunciations, correct spellings, and looking up irregular verbs. Incorrect: Lists after a colon Phrases Sabrina has wit, charm, and a pleasing personality. Sabrina has wit, charm, and she has an extremely pleasant personality. Correct the sentences with improper parallel structure. She possessed all the wizard’s charm yet none of the wizard’s insights. (for, and, nor, but, or, yet, so) Use parallel structure on both sides of coordinating conjunctions Granny’s method was try and true Use parallel structure with pairs of words or ideas. Other things to watch for The production manager was asked to write his report quickly, accurately, and thoroughly. The production manager was asked to write his report quickly, accurately, and in a detailed manner. Incorrect: More Words Mary likes hiking, swimming, and riding a bicycle. Correct: Mary likes hiking, swimming, and to ride a bicycle. Incorrect: Words Clause Phrase Word Parallel Structure means using the same pattern of words to show that two or more ideas have the same level of importance. This can happen at three levels: Parallel Structure Mr. Tran kept his store clean, neat, and conveniently arranged. Mr. Tran kept his store clean, neat, and he had it conveniently arranged. We found the film repulsive, offensive, and embarrassing. We found the film repulsive, offensive, and we thought it was embarrassing. Parallel structure that begins with clauses must continue on with clauses. Clauses Correct: Angry ants, munched the marshmallows, crumbling coffeecake, and sipping syrup, headed off across the countertop. Incorrect: Correct: Angry ants, munching marshmallows, crumbling coffeecake, and sipping syrup, headed off across the countertop. Incorrect: Correct: The coach told the players that they should get a lot of sleep, that they should not eat too much, and to do some warm-up exercises before the game. The coach told the players that they should get a lot of sleep, that they should not eat too much, and that they should do some warm-up exercises before the game Correct: Incorrect: Correct: Granny’s method was tried and true Incorrect: Correct: She possessed all the wizard’s charm yet none of the wizard’s insight. This is the Last One I promise!!! remember!
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