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Thursday, March 13, 2008

parallelism worksheet

Parallelism

Rewrite the following sentences so they are in parallel form.

  1. The chapter starts on page 129; page 144 is where it ends.

The chapter starts on page 129 and ends on page 144.

  1. Betty is pretty, kind, and has charm.

Betty is pretty, kind, and charming.

  1. If you go to the drugstore, please remember to pick up Nick’s prescription, buy some toothpaste, and to look for a birthday card.

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  1. I spent an hour with Ms. King reviewing my job performance, assessing my goals, and my future with the company was also discussed.

I spent an hour with Ms. King reviewing my job performance, assessing my goals, and discussing my future with the company.

  1. The dog’s size, how friendly he was, and temperament made him a good choice for our family.

The dog was a good choice for our family because he was friendly and had a good temperament.

  1. Janice was the most admired person in the family, also the most independent person and the most ambitious.

Janice was the most admired, the most independent, and the most ambitious in the family.

  1. Leo’s day is so long that he gets up at 5:00 a.m., leaves for work at 5:30 a.m., eating dinner at 10 p.m., and goes to bed at 1:00 a.m.

Leo's day is so long that he gets up at 5 am, leaves for work at 5:30 am, eats dinner at 10 pm, and goes to bed at 1 am. (?)

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