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Parallelism
5/10/10
Write the following explanation in the bellringer section of your
notebook.

Parallelism is the use of a pair or a series of
words, phrases, or sentences that have the
same grammatical structure.

• NOT PARALLEL
– A pulled muscle can feel stiff, sore, and cause pain.

• PARALLEL
– A pulled muscle can feel stiff, sore, and painful.
5/11/10
Read the sentence below. Then choose the option that maintains
parallel structure.

When Delores realized that her father had
made lima beans and rice for dinner, she
__________, claimed to feel nauseous, and
excused herself from the table. The bag of
stale popcorn in her room would tide her over
until breakfast.
A. clutched her stomach
B. was clutching her stomach
C. did clutch her stomach
When Delores realized that her father
she clutched her stomach, claimed to feel
nauseous, and excused herself from the
table. The bag of stale popcorn in her
room would tide her over until breakfast.
• A- clutched her stomach
5/13/10
Read the sentence below. Then choose the option that maintains
parallel structure.

Not only did Hank despise the way June
chewed with her mouth open, _________
finding her wet towels all over the bathroom
floor.

A. but also disliked
B. but also disliking
C. but he also disliked
Not only did Hank despise the way
June chewed with her mouth open,
but he also disliked finding her wet
towels all over the bathroom floor.

• C- but he also disliked
5/14/10
Read the sentence below. Then choose the option that maintains
parallel structure.

To protect her delicate hands, Fran will not
rake the yard, do the dishes, or __________.

A. refuses to scrub the bathtub
B. won't scrub the bathtub
C. scrub the bathtub

To protect her delicate hands,
Fran will not rake the yard, do the
dishes, or scrub the bathtub .

• C- scrub the bathtub
5/15/10
Read the sentence below. Then choose the option that maintains
parallel structure.

When Diane takes her beagle for a walk,
Santana enjoys sniffing for edible garbage,
__________, and lunging at squirrels.

A. howls at bicyclists
B. howling at bicyclists
C. she howls at bicyclists
When Diane takes her beagle for a
walk, Santana enjoys sniffing for
edible garbage, howling at bicyclists ,
and lunging at squirrels.

• B- howling at bicyclists

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