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Parallelism: How to Write and Identify Parallel Sentences

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question 1 of 3

Check the parallelism of the following sentence. Choose the answer that best corrects the problem.

Although he enjoyed running and to play baseball, he decided to try out for volleyball instead.

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Check the parallelism of the following sentence. Choose the answer that best corrects the problem.

He sat down at the table expecting to order, eat, and be enjoying his meal alone.

2.

Check the parallelism of the following sentence. Choose the answer that best corrects the problem.

We neither had money nor enough time to escape.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Parallel sentences are grammatically balanced, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of the concept. You will use your understanding of parallelism to balance practice sentences.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on your understanding of:

  • Parallelism
  • Various uses of parallel structure in practice sentences
  • Grammar

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related grammar lesson
  • Making connections - use understanding of parallel sentence structure
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding parallel sentence structure and interpret it correctly
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately identify examples of parallel sentence structure

Additional Learning

To learn more about grammar, review the accompanying lesson on Writing Parallel Sentences. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand the concept of parallelism
  • Identify examples of parallel sentence structure
  • Balance practice sentences
  • Compare correlative and coordinating conjunctions
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