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  • Review chapter objectives.
  • Discuss parallelism.Review INFO BOX: Two Steps in Checking a Sentence for parallel structure.Discuss achieving parallelism.

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  • 1. Copyright © 2012 by Pearson Education, Inc.
  • 2. CHAPTER 20: USING PARALLELISM IN SENTENCESCopyright © 2012 by Pearson Education, Inc.
  • 3. CHAPTER OUTLINE AND LEARNING OBJECTIVESIn this chapter, you will learn to: recognize parallel structure and use it to revise awkwardly worded sentences. Copyright © 2012 by Pearson Education, Inc.
  • 4. WHAT IS PARALLELISM? Parallelism means balance in a sentence. To create sentences with parallelism, remember the following:  Similar points should get a similar structure. INFO BOX: Two Steps in Checking a Sentence for Parallel Structure Achieving Parallelism 1. Look for the list in the sentence. 2. Put the parts of the list into a similar structure.Copyright © 2012 by Pearson Education, Inc.
  • 5. WHAT IS PARALELLISM?A. When independent clauses are joined incorrectly.B. Balance in a sentence.C. A plan that helps you stay focused in your writing.D. A type of reasoning.Copyright © 2012 by Pearson Education, Inc.
  • 6. WHAT IS PARALELLISM?A. When independent clauses are joined incorrectly.B. Balance in a sentence.C. A plan that helps you stay focused in your writing.D. A type of reasoning.recognize parallel structure and use it to reviseawkwardly worded sentences.Copyright © 2012 by Pearson Education, Inc.
  • 7. OF THE FOLLOWING, WHICH IS AN EXAMPLE OF PARALLELISM?A. Of all the classes I’ve taken, I prefer psychology, sociology, and biology.B. Of all the classes I’ve taken, I prefer psychology, taking sociology, and biology.C. Of all the classes I’ve taken, I prefer psychology, sociology, and taking biology.D. Of all the classes I’ve taken, I prefer taking psychology, sociology, and taking biology. Copyright © 2012 by Pearson Education, Inc.
  • 8. OF THE FOLLOWING, WHICH IS AN EXAMPLE OF PARALLELISM?A. Of all the classes I’ve taken, I prefer psychology, sociology, and biology.B. Of all the classes I’ve taken, I prefer psychology, taking sociology, and biology.C. Of all the classes I’ve taken, I prefer psychology, sociology, and taking biology.D. Of all the classes I’ve taken, I prefer taking psychology, sociology, and taking biology.recognize parallel structure and use it to reviseawkwardly worded sentences.Copyright © 2012 by Pearson Education, Inc.