Posted by: episystechpubs | May 17, 2012

Thursday’s Answers (Parallelism)

The number of responses per answer:

AAA – 49

BBB – 3

ABA – 4

BAB – 1

AAB – 14

BAA – 4

And total responses: 65

The correct sentences are in bold, with the parallel items italicized.

Select the sentence that illustrates the use of proper parallel construction.

In French class, Pete learned to read poems critically and to appreciate good prose.
In French class, Pete learned to read poems critically and he appreciated good prose.

She wanted three things from the university: to join a sorority, to make good friends, and to learn how to party like a rock star.
She wanted three things from the university: to join a sorority, to make good friends, and learn how to party like a rock star.

Mr. Hadubi rewarded his students for working hard on the final project and going beyond the call of duty.
Mr. Hadubi rewarded his students for their hard work on the final project and going beyond the call of duty.

For more information on parallelism, check out this link:
http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/parallelism.htm

Kara Church | Senior Technical Editor

Symitar, A Jack Henry Company

8985 Balboa Ave. | San Diego, CA 92123


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