Question #5e4c3

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Aug 24, 2017

Sentence numbers 3, 4, 7, and 10 are the choices that contain parallelism.


Parallelism (in a sentence) is when all parts of the sentence match in tense, structure, and meaning. The purpose of parallelism in a written work is to provide structure and balance in a sentence, and is also easier to read.

Examples of parallelism include:

  • You need to work quickly and decisively.

  • He was a prolific author, writing poems, short stories, novels, and screenplays.

  • Like father, like son.

  • This is not only just what I wanted, but also just what I needed.

  • Congress needs to either reduce spending or raise taxes.

  • She is sneaky and manipulative.

  • In the parade the Boy Scouts presented the colors, the band marched, and the mayor rode in a convertible.