5 Grammar Review for test LNG200 W11

5 Grammar Review for test LNG200 W11 - Parallelism To...

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Parallelism To achieve parallel structure in your writing, balance a noun with a noun, a verb with a verb, an adjective with an adjective, a prepositional phrase with a prepositional phrase, a clause with a clause, and so on. Nouns: Being media literate involves awareness, discrimination, and open-mindedness. Gerunds: Spamming and flaming are common email activities. Adjectives: People think that couch potatoes are lazy, unmotivated and addicted to TV. Verbs: In North America, we become overweight, lose sleep, and neglect duties largely thanks to television. Noun Clauses: What the American government believes and what the American people believe are often two very different things. Adjective Clauses: People who never examine media strategies and who never question government press releases may become dupes of propaganda. Adverb Clauses: Because television is such a significant time waster and because we are so addicted to it, it is often called the plug-in drug. Rewrite the following sentences eliminating the faulty parallelism. 1. We must either raise revenues or it will be necessary to reduce expenses. 2. Stoics deny the importance of such things as wealth, good looks, and having a good reputation. 3. In his farewell address to the army, the general praised his soldiers for their unsurpassed courage and gave thanks because of their devotion.
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4. The crowd that had gathered outside the court was loud and they were angry. 5. The police have a duty to serve the community, safeguard lives and property, protect the innocent against deception, and they must respect the constitutional rights of all. 6. Sir Humphry Davy, the celebrated English chemist, was an excellent literary critic as well as being a great scientist. 7. The Johnsons were cheerful and knowledgeable traveling companions, and behaved generously. 8. The delegates spent the day arguing with one another rather than work together to find common solutions. 9. My sister's promotion means that she will be moving to another state and take the children with her. 10. A company is not only responsible to its shareholders but also customers and employees as well. 11. Examples of aerobic exercises are distance running, swimming, cycling, and long walks. 12. Consuming too much of a fat-soluble vitamin can be as harmful as not to consume enough.
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13. The gyrocompass not only points to true north at all times, it is unaffected by external magnetic fields. 14. Everything that could make a sound either was removed or taped down. 15. If you hire a contractor to make home improvements, follow these recommendations: Find out if the contractor belongs to a trade association. Obtain estimates in writing. The contractor should provide references. The contractor must be insured. Avoid contractors who ask for cash to dodge paying taxes.
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  • Fall '13
  • Indefinite pronoun, Humphry Davy, singular indefinite pronoun, men interrupt women, Plural Indefinite Pronouns, Plural Indefinite Pronoun

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