EXE Sentence Structure 2

EXE Sentence Structure 2 - Executive Englis h Property of...

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Unformatted text preview: Executive Englis h Property of Defens e Information School Public Affairs Department Fort George G. Meade, Md. 2003 Send comments and ques tions to Mrs . Faye B. Jones . Jones [email protected] .os d.mil Sentence Structure 2 Parallel Structure Misplaced Modifiers Dangling Modifiers Double Negatives Directions for Exercises Use the SLIDESHOW view. The view buttons are located above the START button. If you are using the worksheet for this lecture, do not correct a sentence until prompted to do so by the slide. Do not work ahead. Use the arrow keys on the keyboard so that the items are revealed properly. Directions for Exercises You will be given a rule and some examples. Next you will be given a chance to try the rule and fix a sentence in your head. After the “Try it” slide, you will be instructed to fix a sentence on the computer lecture worksheet. PARALLEL CONSTRUCTION PARALLEL CONSTRUCTION Parallel construction is the principle of expressing simila r ideas in a similar way. Problem: Giving is better than to receive. Repair 1: To give is better than to receive. Repair 2: Giving is better than receiving. Order of Complexities Words Phrases prepositional infinitive gerund Clauses subject/verb PARALLEL CONSTRUCTION Connect words with words. Babe Ruth was a kind and famous man. Connect phrases with phrases of the same type. He liked to pitch and to bat. Connect clauses with clauses. He was a man who played hard and who expected others to play hard. In a Series Apply parallel construction whenever you use the coordinating conjunctions and, but and or. They generally connect words or word groups of the same type. Keep a series in parallel construction. In a Series If the first item in a series is a noun object, all the other items should be noun objects also. Series = ( ___ , ___ and ___ ) Problem: Rose does her work with willingness , speed and accurately . Repaired: Rose does her work with willingness , speed and accuracy . Try it. Mentally reword one of the parallel elements so that its structure matches the structure of the others. Problem: The new cars are tested for speed, comfort and if they are safe. Repaired : The new cars are tested for speed, comfort and safety. In a Comparison Apply parallel construction whenever you make a comparison. • (___ than ___) Problem: Understanding a foreign language is easier than to speak it. Repair 1: Understanding a foreign language is easier than speaking it. Repair 2: To understand a foreign language is easier than to speak it. Try it. Mentally reword one of the parallel elements so that its structure matches the structure of the others....
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This note was uploaded on 12/03/2011 for the course DINFOS PAQC taught by Professor Various during the Spring '11 term at Park.

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