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Paired conjunctions
100

The old man is very kind and generous.

kind (adjective)
generous (adjective)

100

My music teacher plays the piano, the violin, and ...

(different answers possible)
Must be a noun. For example, the guitar / the drums

100

David likes playing cards, drinking beer, and go to casino.

Not parallel - gerund, gerund, and base verb

playing, drinking, go

100

Mary likes hiking, swimming, and ride a bicycle.

Mary likes hiking, swimming, and riding a bicycle.

100

Abraham likes chocolate.
Abraham likes ice cream.
--> Use both

Abraham likes both chocolate and ice cream.

200

For my birthday, I got an interesting book and a new cell phone.

book (noun)

phone (noun)

200

Our hotel room in Barcelona was modern and ...

(different answers possible)
Must be an adjective. For example, beautiful / expensive

200

On Wednesday night after class we made popcorn, watched a movie, and drank beer.

Parallel - verb, verb, and verb
made, watched, drank

200

To visit Toronto, you can travel by bus, by train, or drive a car.

To visit Toronto, you can travel by bus, by train, or by car.

200

My mother is here.
My sister is here.
--> Use both

Both my mother and my sister are here.

300

I looked for my book but didn't find it.

looked (verb)

didn't find (verb)

300

The doctor took my temperature, checked my blood pressure, and ...

(different answers possible)
Must be a verb in past tense. For example, listened to my heart / gave me medicine.

300

The poor street cat has no place to sleep, no food to eat, and no water to drink.

Parallel - noun, noun, and noun
placefoodwater

300

During the day, we went on long hikes, swam the lake, or just relaxing.

During the day, we went on long hikes, swam the lake, or just relaxed.

300

She has two options:
She can travel to Italy.
She can go to Spain.

--> Use either ... or

She can either travel to Italy or go to Spain.

400

You should work quickly but carefully.

quickly (adverb)
carefully (adverb)

400

Many countries in the world experience natural disasters, such as tornadoes, tsunami and ...

(different answers possible)
Must be a noun. For example, earthquakes

400

Junho liked not only playing baseball but also to run long distances.

Not parallel - not only gerund but also infinitive

playing, to run

400

We were dirty, hungry, and wanted to sleep.

We were dirty, hungry and tired/sleepy.

400

I did my homework.
I did the extra exercises.

--> Use not only



I not only did my homework but also the extra exercises.

500

In my free time, I enjoy reading books or working in my garden.

reading (gerund)

working (gerund)

500

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

(different answers possible)
Must be a verb in base form. For example, practice a lot / rest / not drink alcohol

500

My home gives me a feeling of safety, warm, and love.

Not parallel - noun, adjective, and noun

safety, warm, love

500

These plants need light, to have warm weather, and enough water and minerals from the soil.

These plants need light, warm weather, and enough water and minerals from the soil.

500

My friend doesn't like french fries.
She doesn't like hamburgers.

--> Use neither ... nor

My friend likes neither french fries nor hamburgers.

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