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Parallel Sentence Structure (with Correlative Conjunctions) - Exercise 4

Directions: Rewrite each sentence to fix all parallelism errors. When you are finished, click on the "Check My Work" button at the bottom of the page to check your answers.

1.  My sister not only gives the dog treats but she also brushes him twice a day.

2.  Either people go to pet stores to buy a pet or just to enjoy looking at the animals.

3.  A few precautions can make using a power saw both simple and with safety.

4.  Not only does Sam expect a good return on his investment but also an increase in the stock's value.

5.  She is either buying a new house or she will rent an apartment for a year.

6.  The mail carrier will allow neither ice nor will she allow snow to keep her from delivering the mail on time.

7.  The advertisement promised both satisfaction and it promised success.

8.  Not only are you wrong, but also reckless.

9.  In this part of the country either it is always raining or snowing.

10.  Al's new car not only provided a luxurious ride but also superior gas mileage.



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