What is Parallel Structure? - Definition & Examples


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Which of the following is an example of parallel structure?

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1. Parallel structure means:

2. Which of the phrases below is NOT an example of parallel structure?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz/worksheet combo to help you test your understanding of parallel structure in writing. Some of the information you'll be assessed on includes examples of parallel structure as well as guidelines to follow when proofreading for parallel structure.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Examples of parallel structure
  • Description of the term parallel structure
  • Guidelines when proofreading for parallel structure
  • Reasons parallel structure can be an effective literary technique

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related parallel structure in writing lesson
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of parallel structure
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding parallel structure in writing
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about parallel structure in writing

Additional Learning

To learn more about writing, review the accompanying lesson What is Parallel Structure? - Definition & Examples. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Describe parallel structure in writing
  • Identify three examples of parallel structure from the lesson
  • Differentiate between coordinating and correlative conjunctions
  • Explain a simple way to find and fix problems with parallel structure