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Session 4 (Answer Key) - English for Academic...

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English for Academic Studies (Workshop) Session 4: Parallel Structures (Key) Semester 1, 2011/12 ©PolyU HKCC Session 4: Parallel Structures (KEY) Part A: Diagnostic Test Identify and underline the nonparallel structures in the following passage. Then, revise these sentences to eliminate errors in parallel structure in the space between the lines. (1) How do you classify a person as beautiful? (2) Do you consider someone having an attractive appearance, dressing up in gorgeous apparel (-ing phrase), or having a slim body beautiful? (3) Being affected by the advertisements of slimming treatments and products shown on television and in the mass media , many women now believe that having not more than 100 lbs is beautiful, and they always claim that they can gain back their self-confidence and others’ respect after losing weight (clause – active voice) . (4) This view is fallacious. Part C: Concept Boosting Exercises Exercise C1 (Continued from Part A): Identify and underline the nonparallel structures in the following passage. Then, revise these sentences to eliminate errors in parallel structure in the space between the lines. (1) Being beautiful is not a matter of being good-looking but having a commendable personality. (2) Do you think your favourite superstars would still look smart and charming (adjective) when they are put into prison because of taking drugs or committing crime (-ing phrase) ? (3) Or don’t you agree that Mother Teresa, Florence Nightingale
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