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Transcript of Parallelism
clause level How? Using the -ing form (Gerund) of words: I enjoy painting, dancing, and singing. Using Infinitive Phrases: I like to paint, to dance, and to sing. Using Infinitive Phrases: The Word "to" can be used before all verbs, or only before the first verb. Using Infinitive Phrases: I like to paint, dance, and sing. Warning! Do not mix forms! I like painting, dancing, and to sing. Not quite! I like running, jumping, and hiking. Now you've got it! Using Clauses: When a parallel begins with a clause it must keep using the clause Using Clauses: My mom told me that we need to go shopping, we need to wash the car, and we need to return some shoes. Usual way to join parallel structures is to use "and" or "or". Questions? Common Mistake I like running, hiking, and to swim. Common Mistake The coach told the players that they should get lots of sleep, that they should not eat too much, and to do some warm up exercises before the game. In order to be successful in college one must learn to study efficiently, to get plenty of sleep, and maintain a healthy diet. Absolutely not! Correlative Conjunctions as-as
not only-but also
whether-or Why use correlative conjunctions? Knowing correlative conjunctions helps to proofread for parrallelism.