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Sentence Parallel Structure - Exercise 5

Directions: Each sentence below contains faulty parallelism with correlative conjunctions. Revise each sentence so that the elements 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. Either ask Ben or Marianne to prepare the agenda for tonight's meeting.

2. The director for special projects not only visited our regional center in Baltimore but also our main office in New York.

3. The exercise both toned my muscles and it helped me to lose weight.

4. At my training session, I was not only taught how to work the register, but also how to treat customers courteously.

5. Either work today, or you will have to work tomorrow.

6. My friends are neither anxious to see the items in the museum nor are they happy about the admission price.

7. She is both happy about the raise and she is nervous about the extra responsibility.

8. They not only ate all the food in the house but they also didn't clean up their mess.

9. Bert will meet us either at the restaurant or he will be at the taxi stand.

10. The doctor promised neither to cause pain during the procedure nor leave a scar.



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