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Sentence Parallel Structure - Exercise 1

Directions: Each sentence below contains faulty parallelism with coordinate conjunctions. Revise each sentence so that the elements joined by the coordinate conjunction are parallel to one another.
Write your answers in the space provided under each item. When you have completed the exercise, click on "Check My Answers" and check your answers with those on the answer key.

1. What I said or my actions upset everyone in the room.

2. She suggested that I write a memoir and to send it to a good publisher.

3. The instructor advised me to use the rearview mirror often, and I should observe the speed limit.

4. People are paying more now for health insurance but to get less coverage.

5. Doing strenuous exercise and poor nutrition habits can lead to illness.

6. We put the pictures and what our itinerary was into the album.

7. Many young people like to skateboard and watching the techniques of other skateboarders.

8. Joe wants to buy a vest that has buttons or closing with a zipper.

9. Her ideas are usually sound and of importance.

10. Good sense and being thoughtful are two valuable assets.



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