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Chapter 21 Grammar

Parallel Structure (RL)

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Correct the parallel structure error: The mechanic checked my belts and then was looking to see if the fluid levels needed to be topped off. The mechanic checked my belts and then looked to see if the fluid levels needed to be topped off.
Correct the parallel structure error: The position description indicated that the job called for an applicant who was courteous, dependable, and who was also hardworking. The position description indicated that the job called for an applicant who was courteous, dependable, and hardworking.
Correct the parallel structure error: During her evening study time Michelle read three chapters of a novel for English, completed 100 practice Algebra equations, and was beginning her essay for History 101. During her evening study time Michelle read three chapters of a novel for English, completed 100 practice Algebra equations, and began her essay for History 101.
Correct the parallel structure error: Lesa planned to end her relationship with Barry because he treated her cat poorly, unambitious, and smelly. Lesa planned to end her relationship with Barry because he was mean to her cat, unambitious, and smelly
Correct the parallel structure error: During summer vacations I like traveling with my family, to spend time on my writing portfolio, and to laze around the house. During summer vacations I like traveling with my family, spending time on my writing portfolio, and lazing around the house.
Correct the parallel structure error: Halogen bulbs may cost more, but they burn brighter, environment saving, and last longer. Halogen bulbs may cost more, but they burn brighter, save the environment, and last longer.
Correct the parallel structure error: The doctor was patient, demonstrated kindness toward his patients, and soothing to be around. The doctor was patient, kind, and soothing to be around.
Correct the parallel structure error: Dogs are excellent pets due to their companionship and also they provide protection. Dogs are excellent pets because they make good companions and provide protection.
Correct the parallel structure error: Albert’s specialty was repairing commercial ovens and restoration of older ovens. Albert’s specialty was repairing commercial ovens and restoring older ovens.
Correct the parallel structure error: My sister keeps her older car on the road by changing the oil often and repairs minor problems quickly. My sister keeps her older car on the road by changing the oil often and repairing minor problems quickly.
Correct the parallel structure error: Programs devoted to news, science programs, and professional hockey games are all that Brad watches on TV. News programs, science programs, and professional hockey games are all that Brad watches on TV.
Correct the parallel structure error: At Girl Scout camp, Caroline learned how to row a canoe and cooking over a camp fire. At Girl Scout camp, Caroline learned how to row a canoe and cook over a camp fire.
Correct the parallel structure error: Because she had broken a plate, hit her head on the cabinet door, and the frozen pizza had burned, Kristen decided to call for pizza delivery. Because she had broken a plate, hit her head on the cabinet door, and burned the frozen pizza, Kristen decided to call for pizza delivery.
Correct the parallel structure error: A strong breeze and water that was calm made the day perfect for sailing. A strong breeze and calm water made the day perfect for sailing.
Correct the parallel structure error: The sign on the bus window proclaimed, “Mass transit: good for seniors, students, jobs, and tourism”. The sign on the bus window proclaimed, “Mass transit: good for seniors, students, workers, and tourists”.
Correct the parallel structure error: Under the sofa there was a dusty potato chip, two quarters, and an old pair of sunglasses was also there. Under the sofa there was a dusty potato chip, two quarters, and an old pair of sunglasses.
Correct the parallel structure error: Everyone experiences stress, regardless of gender, race, or what age the person is. Everyone experiences stress, regardless of gender, race, or age.
Correct the parallel structure error: Stress in a person’s life can cause a person to feel anger, having nightmares, or to gain or lose weight, among other responses. Stress in a person’s life can cause a person to feel anger, have nightmares, or gain or lose weight, among other responses.
Correct the parallel structure error: For most people coping with stressful situations, after a period of adjustment, the effects of stress fade and are seen to disappear. For most people coping with stressful situations, after a period of adjustment, the effects of stress fade and disappear.
Correct the parallel structure error: Stress in response to negative events is more serious and causing more harm than the stress over a minor decision. Stress in response to negative events is more serious and causes more harm than the stress over a minor decision.
Created by: HGTC Eng 100 on 2011-05-17



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