We walked along the creek to the bear hole, where we gratefully dropped our daypacks, [past tense verb] pouring our clothes and throwing [the verb of the past] into the water. If you have a penchant for hearing learning, try reading, listening to the sound patterns. This can help you find unpleasant places that reveal, for lack of parallel structure. (Reading is a useful correction technique anyway, because it forces you to slow down.) For practice in distinguishing rhythms creates parallelism, try reading some of the following examples. Compound subjects (two subjects bound by a conjunction) accept plural verbs when they are bound by „and.“ You have more than one subject, so your verb must be plural. The following set uses parallel preposition phrases, parallel verbs and parallel direct objects: 3 S-V- Accord: General Rules Part 1Click on the right sentence. That`s right – if two or more topics are related to the word „and“ then it`s a plural theme. The laboratory and library are on the first floor. Repeat.

The laboratory and library are on the first floor. Math is not my favorite subject. That`s right – some names end in „-s“ but are singularly and need singular verbs. Math is not my favorite subject. Repeat. That`s right – math is an adjective. „Professor“ is the plural theme, so you need a plural. Math teachers aren`t my favorite men. Math teachers aren`t my favorite men. Repeat.

Click here to move on to the next slide. The verb „work“ has two different forms depending on the theme, „work“ and „work.“ Enumeration signs can be written in the form of verb phrases or parallel names, preposition sentences or even complete sentences. (Write the introductory sentence so that it is logical and grammatical in the following list. For example, the phrase „College Outreach Representatives should have these characteristics:“ was not able to logically introduce the above example, as the list is not part of the personal characteristics.) Tutors can explain the task, help you find background material, and give you advice on how to cite your sources [forms of parallel verbs]. 11 Parallel Structure Click on the right sentence. In fact, „Grammar“ is a nostunon. „organization“ is a nostantif. Therefore, the names are parallel. The essay had errors in grammar and organization. The essay had errors in grammar and organization. Repeat.

„grammar“ is a nostantif; „Organize“ is a verb. Therefore, the names are not parallel. His speech was neither interesting nor useful. „Interesting“ is an adjective. „useful“ is an adjective. Therefore, the adjectives are parallel. Repeat. „Interesting“ is an adjective (cane); „help“ is a verb because „useful“ is the adjective of „help.“ Therefore, the adjectives are not parallel. His speech was neither interesting nor useful. Correctly – „Arrives“ is a simple existing verb; „Leaves“ is a simple existing verb.

Therefore, the verbs are parallel. She arrives at 7:00 a.m. and leaves at 9:00 a.m. Repeat. „Arrives“ is a simple existing verb; „left“ is a simple past verb. Therefore, the verbs are not parallel. She arrives at 7:00 a.m. and leaves at 9:00 a.m.

Click here to move on to the next slide. Serial elements are not necessarily verbs or names. In the following example, we use a series of parallel modifiers: you can`t try to change the course of history. You may just want to improve this semester`s English score. Achieving parallelism is sometimes more art than science, but with practice, one can reach a level of parallelism that at least smoothes the writing or who knows? – will change the world. The following sentence contains a single subject and compound parallel verbs: Some words that end with „s“ refer to individual objects, but are considered plural and should therefore take plural verbs, unless they are preceded by „a few“ (in this case, „couple“ would be the subject).