1 name date parallel structure exercise 3 directions. Choose the option that maintains parallel structure in the sentence.
This means that ideas in a sentence or paragraph that are similar should be expressed in parallel grammatical form e g.
Parallel structure worksheet pdf. There is more than one way to do this answers will vary. When delores realized that her father had made lima beans and rice for dinner she. Parallel structure to make the ideas in your sentences clear and understandable you need to make your sentence structures grammatically balanced i e.
Parallelism is most common using gerund phrases verb ing or infinitives to verb. If parallel structure sounds confusing no. By making each compared item or idea in your sentence follow the same grammatical pattern you create a parallel construction.
Parallel structure also known as. Check your answers with the interactive version of the exercise. Understanding parallel structure parallel structure also called parallelism is the repetition of a chosen grammatical form within a sentence.
Parallel structure exercise 1 author. Parallelism is a balance within one or more sentences of similar phrases or clauses that have the same grammatical structure like things in a list. With an item that is parallel with the rest of the group.
Mike likes to listen to rock music and reading mystery novels. Parallel structure final draft version compiled february 9 2007 by j. The following may have one or more items that are not parallel with the others.
Arc writing lab worksheets. Julia is in charge of stocking the shelves writing orders and to sell computers. Parallel structure practice worksheet 1.
Hines ed prgms intern parallel structure is within sentences. If you have questions. The use of parallel structure is essential for good writing helping to add clarity and strength to your writing.
If you have questions please visit the tlc at your campus. Parallel structure means using the same construction for sentence elements that are the same in function. Below are three rules to consider when checking for parallel structure in your writing.
Ellen likes hiking the rodeo and to take afternoon. Faulty parallelism occurs when writers do not use a parallel structure to communicate a series of ideas. Lists need the elements to be expressed in the same way as the same part of speech and if those elements are verbs in the same tense.
Make all of the items in the group parallel. My grandfather s favorite pastime is to eat in trendy restaurants and visiting art. Writers use parallel structures to communicate ideas that have the same importance using the same grammatical structure.
Edit these sentences to create parallel structure. This worksheet was designed to help you better understand the importance of parallel structure.