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1.

Fill in the blank: Elements that can be parallel include words, phrases, subordinate
clauses, and
_________
clauses.
A. subjective
2.

B. infinitive

C. main

A very common error is that the second element is not


A. in agreement.

3.

B. complete

C. none of the above

"To write an essay is harder than taking an examination."


A. This sentence is correct.
B. This sentence has a parallelism error.
C. All of the above

4.

"Honesty, in my eyes, means being truthful about everything to everyone, including and
primarily,
myself."
A. This sentence is correct.
B. This sentence has a parallelism error.
C. All of the above

5.
"Lady Macbeth's speeches in I.v. show her concern about the weaknesses that lie within
Macbeth and
how they could prevent him from achieving his goals."
A. This sentence is correct.
B. This sentence has a parallelism error.
C. All of the above
Find the error:
The officer feared that a the new training regimen b was too much for
raw recruits and that c the result would be a rash of injuries d. No Error e

6.
the

A.

B.

C.

D.

E.

Find the error: Frederick adored all the Impressionist paintings he saw b in the museum
how c they captured the effects of light on their subjects d. No Error. e

7.
and

A.

B.

8.
How could one correct:
cramming all
last few hours."
A.
B.
C.
D.
E.

C.

D.

E.

"You should either study hard over a long period or try


the information into your head in the

or try cramming all the information into your head in the last few hours.
or cram all the information into your head in the last few hours.
or attempt to cram all the information into your head in the last few hours.
or into your head in the last few hours try cramming all the information.
or you should cram all the information into your head in the last few hours.

9.
How could one correct:
being

"After the surgery, Henry was able to talk again although not
able to shout as he had in the past."

A. although not being able

B. but without the ability

C. even though being

unable
D. although he was not able

E. although his not being able

10.
"The students rushed to finish the examination, but the test was completed first by
Fred."
A. This sentence is correct.

B. This is a parallelism error.

C. All of the above

Directions: Read the following sentences. If the sentence is correct, don't change anything.
If the sentence is
incorrect, find the parallel structure problem and fix it.

1.
job.
2.
3.
4.
with
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.

The factory workers were ready, able, and were quite determined to do a great
The computer network is safer, stronger, and more secure.
We cannot be worried or terrified of difficulties in life.
The actor taught his student how to read, how to stand, how to cry, and to talk
fans.
The requirements for a chemistry degree are not as strict as a medical degree.
Either you can join the army or the navy.
The reorganization of the company is neither simple nor it will be cheap.
When I was in high school, I learned piano and how to play the guitar.
Fred supports the idea because, first, its simplicity; second, it is unique.
They are either our friends or they are not.