Parallel Structure

Parallel Structure

 

#) use parallel structure with coordinate conjunctions (and, but, or)

(same structure),             (same structure),             and                        (same structure)

But

or

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Examples:

  • I need to talk to the manager or the assistant manager.
  • He eats and sleeps only when he takes a vacation.
  • The exam that he gave was short but difficult.
  • They are not interested in what you say or what you do.

#) use parallel structure with paired conjunctions (both….and, either … or, neither .. nor, and not only … but also)

Both                                                                                      and

Either                                    (same structure)              or                            (same structure)

Neither                                                                                                nor

Not only                                                                               but also

 

 

 

 

Examples:

  • I know both where you went and what you did.
  • He wants either to go  by train or to go by plane.

#) use parallel structure with comparisons (-er…than, more…than)

                                                More…than

-er….than

(same structure)              less…than                            (same structure)

As…as

The same…as

Similar…to

 

 

 

Examples:

  • My school is farther than your school.
  • Renting those apartments costs about the same as leasing them.

 

Soal

 

1. The committee decided to cancel its law suit, to approve the contract, and that it would adjourn the meeting.

A                  B           C                                                                                            D

2. Air travel is fast, safe, and it is convenient.

A     B   C                  D

3. Rock music is not only popular in the United States but also abroad.

A                  B     C   D

4. Every day the watchman would lock the doors, turning on the spot lights, and walk around the                     A                                                                                  B                                        C                    D

building.

5. To control quality and  making decisions about production are among the many responsibilities of an                                A                                     B                                         C      D

industrial engineer.

6. I suggest that the instructor react to the situation by changing the textbook instead of to modify the

A                                                                                                             B   C

objectives of the course.

D

7. The insurance program used to include not only employees but their families.

A                                                                B              C           D

8. The six main parts of a business letter are the address, the inside address, the salutation, the body,                            A                             B                          C

the closing, and signing your name.

D

9. The new electric typewriters are equipped not only with an element for foreign languages but also

A

a key for correcting errors automatically.

B               C                                           D

10. Please send me the smallest, most recently published, and less expensive dictionary that you have

A    B                                 C                                              D

available.

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