This exercise will give you practice in using parallel structures effectively.
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- When I was a child, I loved to play in the leaves, skip down the driveway, and _____ against the wind.
- I still enjoy playing in the leaves, skipping down the driveway, and _____ against the wind.
- Merdine danced a jig and then _____ a song that took my heart away.
- Merdine said that she wanted to dance a jig and then _____ a song that would take my heart away.
- The children spent the afternoon playing video games, watching TV, and _____ donuts.
- If you want to learn how to play video games, watch TV, or _____ donuts, spend an afternoon with my children.
- All that you need to make a great tomato sandwich is whole-wheat bread, a sliced sweet onion, two lettuce leaves, mustard or mayonnaise, and a juicy ______.
- To make a great tomato sandwich, begin by toasting two pieces of whole-wheat bread and _____ a sweet onion.
- Whatever you have, you must either use it or _____ it.
- It is easier to build strong children than to _____ broken adults.
- I divided my time between my music and my _____.
- Giving is better than _____.
- It is better to give than _____ _____.
- People can hurt others not only by their actions but also by their _____.
- Children cannot learn well if they lack adequate health care, nutrition, and _____.
- Cheating can result in failing the assignment, failing the entire course, getting suspended, or _____ _____ from college entirely.
- Plagiarism or any other form of cheating can result in a failing grade for the paper or a _____ _____ for the course.
- Examples of weight-bearing exercises include walking, jogging, hiking, and _____.
- I look forward to graduating from high school in May and _____ college in the fall.
- My favorite pastimes include napping, snacking, and _____ _____.
For sample responses, turn to page two.
For additional practice, try this Editing Exercise: Faulty Parallelism.