Sentence Completion
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Parallel Structure with Verbs
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100

Ashley likes to ski, to swim and ________.
to jump

100

This is a correct example of parallel structure: He liked their courage, stamina, and style.
True

100

He wanted three things out of college: to learn a skill, to make good friends, and to learn about life.
no changes needed

100

Joe likes singing, walking and to dive.
Incorrect

100

Swimming and ___ are my favorite summer activities.
hiking

200

Thinking logically is as important as ________ accurately.
calculating

200

Parallel structure can add more than clarity to language-it can also add emphasis and rhythm.
True

200

Mr. Smith kept his store clean, neat, and he made it conveniently arranged.
Mr. Smith kept his store clean, neat, and conveniently arranged.

200

Einstein liked doing mathematical research more than to supervise a large laboratory.
Incorrect

200

In a Puritan village of 1680, a girl had to help her mother not only as a maker of household remedies, such as palsy drops and pokeberry plaster, but also in cooking.
Incorrect

300

The coach told the players that they should get a lot of sleep, not eat too much, and _________ before the game.
warm up

300

You can create parallel structure in a sentence by using different grammatical forms to express equal, or parallel, ideas.
False

300

The professor walked through the door, looked at the students, and _____.
yelled at their behavior

300

Brian disliked not only playing baseball but also to run long distances.
Incorrect

300

The teacher said that he was a poor student because he waited until the last minute to study for the exam, completed his lab problems in a careless manner, and lacked motivation.
correct

400

For her birthday, Marsha received a cake, some clothes, and ______.
money

400

In using parallel structure, you pair a noun with a noun, a phrase with a phrase, a clause with a clause, and an infinitive with an infinitive.
True

400

Swimming is a pretty intense workout, but I would much rather play soccer instead.
Swimming is a pretty intense workout, but playing soccer is much more entertaining to me.

400

Mary wanted to make sure she made her presentation creatively, effectively and persuaded others.
Incorrect

400

Dorothy survived a tornado, crash-landed in a foreign land, travelled across a vast countryside, and _________.
defeated an evil witch

500

Though she was not on time, to make up for it she had to show that she was worthy of the job and ____________.
work extra hard.

500

You use parallel structure when you link ideas with conjugations such as both...and, either...or, neither...nor.
True

500

Combine these two sentences: Most writers hate neglect. They love to be acclaimed.
Most writers hate to be neglected but love to be acclaimed.

500

Miranda wants her dog to sit on command, and stop chasing the cat, but Rowdy behaves as he pleases.
Incorrect

500

Parallelism means using the same pattern of words to show that two or more elements in the sentence have the same level of importance.
True