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Parallel Sentences. What does it mean to be inconsistent?. Keeping everything consistent: Parallel Construction. Parallel construction is the use of a series of words, phrases, or sentences that have similar grammatical form. . Please Note:.

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keeping everything consistent parallel construction
Keeping everything consistent: Parallel Construction

Parallel construction is the use of a series of words, phrases, or sentences that have similar grammatical form.

please note

Please Note:

When using parallel structure, the items in the list must be all nouns, all infinitives, all prepositional phrases, all gerunds, or all clauses.

Also, you must use the same tense!

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Nightly, Fred puts out the trash, checks the locks on the doors, and the burglar alarm is turned on.

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Nightly, Fred puts out the trash, checks the locks on the doors, and the burglar alarm is turned on.

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Nightly, Fred puts out the trash, checks the locks on the doors, and turns on the burglar alarm.

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With her pale skin and her eyes that were green, she appeared ghostly in the moonlight.

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With her pale skin and her eyes that were green, she appeared ghostly in the moonlight.

why do the following quotes stick in our minds
Why do the following quotes stick in our minds?
  • “I came; I saw; I conquered.” (Julius Caesar)
  • “I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears, and sweat.” (Winston Churchill)
  • “To be or not to be, that is the question.” (Hamlet)
practice
Practice!

Work by yourself on #1-13

After your independent work, check odd #s with person next to you when you are both done.

As a class, we will go over the even #s

creating thesis statement with parallel structure
Creating Thesis Statement with Parallel Structure
  • Write 3 different thesis statements (use parallel structure for each!).
    • Choose from one of the following topics:
      • A) banning boxing
      • B) using the internet (social media, entertainment, and gaming)
      • C) lowering the voting age
      • D) traveling on a cruise
      • F) eating meat
      • E) teaching etiquette in schools