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Parallel Structure: Super Smash Bros Style!

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Transcript of Parallel Structure: Super Smash Bros Style!

Parallel Structure:
Super Smash Bros Style!

What is parallel structure?
With coordinating conjunctions. . .
Coordinating conjunctions are as follows:
for, and, nor, but, or, yet,
and
so
When you connect two clauses using a coordinating conjunction, using parallel structure is necessary
Examples:
NOT
parallel structure: Link's moves in Super Smash Bros. are sword stabbing, zigzag sword swiping,
and
reverse double kick.
Parallel structure: Link's moves in Super Smash Bros. are sword stabbing, zigzag sword swiping,
and
reverse double kicking.
With correlative conjunctions. . .
Correlative conjunctions are as follows:
not only. . .but also, either. . .or, neither. . .nor, if. . .then
, etc.
If you are writing a sentence that follows this formula, parallel structure must be used
Examples
NOT
parallel structure: Samus
not only
killed Pikachu with her upward flamethrower,
but also
blaster punch.
Parallel structure: Samus
not only
killed Pikachu with her upward flamethrower,
but
she
also
killed Pikachu with her blaster punch.
NOT
parallel structure:
If
Diddy Kong gets killed,
then
Donkey Kong will.
Parallel structure:
If
Diddy Kong gets killed,
then
Donkey Kong gets killed.
With phrases or clauses of comparison. . .
When you connect two clauses or phrases with words of comparison, such as
than
or
as
, you should use parallel structure
Examples:
NOT
parallel structure: I would rather kiss a toilet seat
than
Pikachu.
Parallel structure: I would rather kiss a toilet seat
than
be Pikachu in the game.
NOT
parallel structure: Mario killed Kirby,
as
Link beats Luigi.
Parallel structure: Mario killed Kirby,
as
Link beat Luigi.
With lists. . .
When you are comparing items in a list, use parallel structure
Examples:
NOT
parallel: I love Super Smash Brothers because it's awesome, you can have fun while playing, and easy to learn.
Parallel: I love Super Smash Brothers because it's awesome, fun, and easy.
Practice
Correct each sentence attached to your notes, using parallel structure.
Understand what parallel structure is, applying this knowledge to your own writing.
A balance within one or more phrases of similar phrases or clauses that have the same grammatical structure
Very common to make mistakes with this
Most common types:
with coordinating conjunctions
correlative conjunctions
phrases or clauses of comparison
lists
Examples of Parallel Structure
NOT
parallel structure: Kirby is pink, round, and has cute eyes.
Parallel structure: Kirby is pink, round, and squishy.
NOT
parallel structure: Pikachu likes to shoot lightening bolts, hang out with Ash, and opening poké balls.
Parallel structure: Pikachu likes to shoot lightning bolts, hang out with Ash, and open poké balls.
Check Point!
Mario usually becomes allies with Luigi, tries to kill Yoshi, and he hated Kirby.
Not only does Ness have a striped shirt, but he also kicked butt in the game!
Yoshi likes eating people, laying eggs, and guns.
The Wii version of Super Smash Bros either is loved by game enthusiasts or people hate it.
Fox McCloud is a fierce competitor and a gun enthusiast, yet he has a soft side as well.
Mario usually becomes allies with Luigi, tries to kill Yoshi, and
hates
Kirby.
Not only does Ness have a striped shirt, but he also
kicks
butt in the game!
Yoshi likes eating people, laying eggs, and
shooting
guns.
The Wii version of Super Smash Bros either is loved by game enthusiasts or
hated by them
.
Fox McCloud is a fierce competitor and a gun enthusiast, yet he
is a softie
as well.
Checkpoint #1: Answers
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