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QUESTION 1Sally wants to do well, to be promoted, and to climb the career ladder.a.parallel prepositional phrases

Choose the correct description of the parallel element. 

b.parallel infinitive phrases

c.parallel subordinate clauses


QUESTION 2

Choose the sentence that uses correct parallel structure:

a.Both an unenjoyable job and joining the army have some drawbacks.

b.However, a stimulating job and a military career both offer many rewards.

c.Sometimes it is hard to choose between a well-paying civilian job and serving one's country.


QUESTION 3

Choose the item that is grammatically different from the others:

a.after the class

b.when you have finished

c.into the box

d.during his speech

  

QUESTION 4

Choose the correct description of the parallel elements: 

In an unthinking moment, Sally wandered down the hall, through the glass doors, and into the office.

a.parallel prepositional phrases

b.parallel infinitive phrases

c.parallel subordinate clauses


QUESTION 5

Choose the sentence that uses correct parallel structure:

a.Susan has a keen ear for vocabulary, melody, and rhythm.

b.She is a popular jazz singer and also at pop concerts.

c.Her audiences like both her style and also her clear voice is a pleasure to hear.


QUESTION 6

Choose the correct description of the parallel element: 

If you always arrive late for work, either you'll be fired or, at the least, you'll make enemies.

a.parallel phrases

b.parallel subordinate clauses

c.parallel main (independent) clauses


QUESTION 7

Choose the sentence that uses correct parallel structure:

a.Marianne can either withdraw from school or by working harder she might pass.

b.Marianne can either withdraw from school or work harder and pass.

c.Marianne either can withdraw from school or she can work harder and pass.

  

QUESTION 8

Choose the sentence that uses correct parallel structure:

a.Jason read the letter, folded it neatly, and then he handed it back to me without a word.

b.Jason read the letter and, having folded it neatly, handed it back to me without a word.

c.Jason read the letter and folded it neatly; and then it was handed back to me without a word.

 

QUESTION 9

Choose the sentence that uses correct parallel structure:

a.Some people are unhappy because of their diet, lack of exercise, and they don't feel useful.

b.Some people are unhappy because of their diet, lack of exercise, and feeling of uselessness.

c.Some people are unhappy because of their diet, lack of exercise, and not feeling useful.

 

QUESTION 10

Choose the sentence that uses correct parallel structure:

a.Lie detectors measure physiological changes in respiration, perspiration, blood pressure, and they can also measure muscular grip.

b.Lie detectors measure physiological changes in respiration, perspiration, and blood pressure;and muscular grip can also be measured.

c.Lie detectors measure physiological changes in respiration, perspiration, blood pressure, and muscular grip.

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