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Parallel Structures

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Parallel Structures
By: Danielle and Reeca

Parallel Structures
Definition: Parallel structure adds both clout and clarity to your writing. When you use parallel structure, you increase the readability of your writing by creating word patterns readers can follow easily.

Understanding Parallel Structures
Parallel structure (also called parallelism) is the repetition of a chosen grammatical form within a sentence
Example of Parallel Structures
Not Parallel:
I would rather pay for my education than financial aid.
Parallel:
I would rather pay for my education than receive financial aid.
Not Parallel:
My best friend took me dancing and to a show.
Parallel:
My best friend took me to a dance and a show.
Parallel Structures within lists
When you're comparing items or objects within a list use parallel structures.
Not Parallel:
Ryan Carter criticizes public schools because they are compulsory, funded by the government, and destroy students' humanity.
Parallel:
Ryan Carter criticizes public schools because they are compulsory, government- funded, and normalizing.
OR
Ryan Carter criticizes public schools because they require students to attend, receive money from the government, and destroy students' humanity.
Practice
Not Parallel:
My dog not only likes to play fetch, but also chase cars.
Answer


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

GAME TIME
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