WTG 12a_ Parallel Structure Exercises

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University Writing Center – Peck Hall 325 – 904-8237
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                           WTG 11a: Parallel Structure Exercise

Directions: Alter these sentences so that the lists are parallel.

    1. The President said hello to the people, met with key consultants, a speech
       was given, and then took a nap.


    2. He wanted to consolidate spending, to reorganize committees, and
       ratifying new bills.


    3. Britney Spears was the spokeswoman for perfume, performer of popular
       songs, and she acted in a movie.


    4. Chuck Norris has counted to infinity twice, has beaten 100 ninjas at once,
       and killing enemies with a sneeze.


    5. Gabrielle loves reading, writing, going to buy clothes, and sleeping.


    6. Several actions can be addictive: drinking, smoking, shopping, and they
       eat.


    7. After assuring us he was sober, George got in his truck, drove through the
       neighbor’s yard, hit their mailbox, and he forgot to wear his seatbelt.


    8. At MTSU, vandalism can result in the suspension or even being expelled
       from school.


    9. When Shelly met Sam, she didn’t like his loud voice, cocky attitude, or
       how he walked into a room.


    10. Eric went to the movies to see his best friend, girlfriend, and saw the new
        Angelina Jolie movie.
Middle Tennessee State University
University Writing Center – Peck Hall 325 – 904-8237
University Speaking & Writing Center – Ezell 119 – 494-8616

				
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