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Sentence Parallel Structure - Exercise 2

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. The students have dissected frogs, cats, and how to dissect human torsos.

2. At the store my duties are to keep the shelves stocked, to work the registers, and assisting customers.

3. Original, imaginative, and seeming almost fantastic describe the techniques of Dali's paintings.

4. My brother enjoys three activities: checkers, welding, and he collects baseball cards.

5. Later that day, Mike took the fishing rods to the lake, caught several fish, and he fell asleep.

6. The nanny was supposed to feed the children, walk the dog, and some dusting in the living room.

7. The condominium board's goals include building up a reserve fund, keeping the community informed, and property assessment.

8. Our baseball coach taught us how to hit, tag out runners, and base stealing.

9. We want a candidate who has a sense of commitment, a good record in public office, and who has experience in foreign affairs.

10. Reading mystery novels, exercising in the park, and crossword puzzles occupy a good deal of my retirement time.



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