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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
               Answer!
When Delores realized that her father
had made lima beans and rice for dinner,
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
               Answer!
 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
            Answer!

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
               Answer!
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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