Happens at the . word, phrase, clause, or sentence level. What is Parallel Structure?. Join parallel structures using . certain FANBOYS such . as “and”/”or”. Gerund (verb) Usage. -ING ending. ID: 698758
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The use of the same pattern of words that show two or more ideas have the same level of importance.Happens at the word, phrase, clause, or sentence level
What is Parallel Structure?
Join parallel structures using
certain FANBOYS such
Gerund (verb) Usage
-ING ending Parallel: Mary likes hiking, swimming, and biking.Slide3
- to usage Parallel: The dog likes to hike, to swim, and to ride a bicycle
How can we make it parallel? The
dog likes to hike, swim, and ride a bicycle
Infinitive (verb) PhrasesSlide4
Parallel: The dog swims quickly, happily, and energetically.
Not Parallel: The dog swims quickly, happily, and in an energetic fashion.
"Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country." - John F.
Kennedy=Same verb usage
“ASK” in present tense
Famous Examples of Parallel StructureSlide6
Do not mix verb forms Ex: The dog likes hiking, swimming, and to ride
a bicycle.This is NOT parallel structure.How can we make it
“I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident that all men are created equal
.’I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood.
I have a dream
that one day even the state of Mississippi, a state sweltering with the heat of injustice, sweltering with the heat of oppression, will be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice.”
Famous Examples of Parallel StructureSlide8Slide9
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