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Lnf Parallelism2
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  • 1. Parallelism Landon Grogan, Jason Jennings, Andrea Kreifels, Paul Law, Adam Pontier
  • 2. Balancing Act <ul><li>Parallelism improves readability in writing when two or more similar words, clauses, or phrases are balanced. </li></ul>
  • 3. What is Parallelism? <ul><li>Placing Nouns with Nouns </li></ul><ul><li>Placing Verbs with Verbs </li></ul><ul><li>Placing Phrases with Phrases </li></ul>
  • 4. Parallelism <ul><li>Make sure items have the same structure throughout the sentence. </li></ul>
  • 5. Parallelism in Pairs <ul><li>When two or more items are joined by and or or , use the same form for each. </li></ul>
  • 6. Parallelism in Comparison <ul><li>Items on either side of the comparison need to have the same structure. </li></ul>
  • 7. Commonly Paired Words <ul><li>Both And </li></ul><ul><li>Neither Not </li></ul><ul><li>Rather Than </li></ul><ul><li>Either Or </li></ul><ul><li>Not Only But Also </li></ul>
  • 8. Fixing the Problem <ul><li>“ My grandma grew up in Kentucky, moved to Indiana, and was funny. ” </li></ul><ul><li>Find the conjunction in the sentence. </li></ul>
  • 9. Fixing the Problem <ul><li>“ My grandma grew up in Kentucky, moved to Indiana, and was funny. ” </li></ul><ul><li>Identify the words or word groups that the conjunction joins. </li></ul>
  • 10. Fixing the Problem <ul><li>“ My grandma grew up in Kentucky, moved to Indiana, and was funny. ” </li></ul><ul><li>The first two word groups are parallel; however, the last one is not. </li></ul><ul><li>Fix the word group that is not parallel. </li></ul>
  • 11. Fixing the Problem <ul><li>“ My grandma grew up in Kentucky, moved to Indiana, and was funny. ” </li></ul><ul><li>The corrected sentence is: </li></ul>
  • 12. Which is Correct? <ul><li>Soccer consists of kicking, defending, making scores. </li></ul><ul><li>Soccer consists of kicking, defending, and scoring. </li></ul>
  • 13. Which is Correct? <ul><li>Soccer consists of kicking, defending, making scores. </li></ul><ul><li>Soccer consists of kicking, defending, and scoring. </li></ul>
  • 14. Which is Correct? <ul><li>This class includes reading and writing. </li></ul><ul><li>This class includes reading and to write. </li></ul>
  • 15. Which is Correct? <ul><li>This class includes reading and writing. </li></ul><ul><li>This class includes reading and to write. </li></ul>
  • 16. Which is Correct? <ul><li>My degree, my work experience, and ability to complete complicated projects qualify me for the job. </li></ul><ul><li>My degree, my work experience, and my ability to complete complicated projects qualify me for the job. </li></ul>
  • 17. Which is Correct? <ul><li>My degree, my work experience, and ability to complete complicated projects qualify me for the job. </li></ul><ul><li>My degree, my work experience, and my ability to complete complicated projects qualify me for the job. </li></ul>
  • 18. Which is Correct? <ul><li>Open the book first, read the text now, look at the pictures last. </li></ul><ul><li>Open the book first, read the text, look at the pictures. </li></ul>
  • 19. Which is Correct? <ul><li>Open the book first, read the text now, look at the pictures last. </li></ul><ul><li>Open the book first, read the text, look at the pictures. </li></ul>
  • 20. Which is Correct? <ul><li>Susan likes ice cream more than to eat sherbet. </li></ul><ul><li>Susan likes ice cream more than sherbet. </li></ul>
  • 21. Which is Correct? <ul><li>Susan likes ice cream more than to eat sherbet. </li></ul><ul><li>Susan likes ice cream more than sherbet. </li></ul>
  • 22. Which is Correct? <ul><li>The recipe calls for salt, pepper, and garlic. </li></ul><ul><li>The recipe calls for salt, some pepper, and garlic. </li></ul>
  • 23. Which is Correct? <ul><li>The recipe calls for salt, pepper, and garlic. </li></ul><ul><li>The recipe calls for salt, some pepper, and garlic. </li></ul>
  • 24. Which is Correct? <ul><li>Steve is not only tall but pretty strong too. </li></ul><ul><li>Steve is not only tall but strong. </li></ul>
  • 25. Which is Correct? <ul><li>Steve is not only tall but pretty strong too. </li></ul><ul><li>Steve is not only tall but strong. </li></ul>
  • 26. Which is Correct? <ul><li>Carol picked up her books, pens, and notebook. </li></ul><ul><li>Carol picked up her books, pens, and her notebook. </li></ul>
  • 27. Which is Correct? <ul><li>Carol picked up her books, pens, and notebook. </li></ul><ul><li>Carol picked up her books, pens, and her notebook. </li></ul>
  • 28. Which is Correct? <ul><li>This car is not only fast but also more safe to drive. </li></ul><ul><li>This car is not only fast but also safe to drive. </li></ul>
  • 29. Which is Correct? <ul><li>This car is not only fast but also more safe to drive. </li></ul><ul><li>This car is not only fast but also safe to drive. </li></ul>
  • 30. Which is Correct? <ul><li>You must either stay home or go with us. </li></ul><ul><li>Either you must stay home or go with us. </li></ul>
  • 31. Which is Correct? <ul><li>You must either stay home or go with us. </li></ul><ul><li>Either you must stay home or go with us. </li></ul>
  • 32. Help Others with Parallelism!! <ul><li>Constructively comment and make corrections on peer review assignments. </li></ul><ul><li>Use journal entries as review opportunities. </li></ul><ul><li>Match personal learning style with activities that help make learning easier. </li></ul>
  • 33. Finally . . . <ul><li>Being aware of the role that </li></ul><ul><li>parallelism has in writing will </li></ul><ul><li>help to create sentences that are </li></ul><ul><li>clear and easy to follow. </li></ul>

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