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Q: Use Parallelism. (These Strategy will help you to revise your sentecnes effectively)
A; words in a pair or a series should have parallel sturcture. By balancing the items in a pair or a series so that they have the same kind of structure, you will make the sentence clearer and easier to read.
Notice how the parallel sentences that follow read more smoothly than the nonparallel ones.
Parallel ( Balanced)
My job includes checking the inventory, initialing the orders, and calling the suppliers. ( A balanced series of -ing words: checking, initialing, calling)
Unbalanced:
Q: Use Parallelism.
Unbalanced Ex. My Job includes checking the inventory, initialing the orders, and to call the suppliers.
Balanced: My Job includes checking the inventory, initialing the orders, and calling the suppliers
A balanced series of -ing words: checking, initaling and calling
Q: Use Parallelism. Unbalanced Ex: The game-show contestant was told to be cheerful, charming, and with enthusiasm.
Balanced: The game-show contestant was told to be cheerful, charming and enthusiastic.
A balanced series of descriptive words: cheerful, charming, enthusiastic
Q: Use Parallelism.
Unbalanced Ex.Grandmother likes to read mystery novels, to do needlepoint, and browsing the Internet on her home computer.
Balanced: Grandmother likes to read mystery novels, to do needlepoint, and to browse the Internet on her home computer
A balanced series of to verbs: to read, to do, to browse.
Q: Use Parallelism. Unbalanced Ex: We painted the trim in the living room; the wallpaper was put up by a professional.
Balanced: We painted the trim in the living room; a professional put up the wallpaper.
A balanced series of verbs and word order: We painted....;a professional put up.....