Parallel Structure
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  • Question 1
    30 seconds
    Q. Janet has packed an orange soda, a blanket, and waters the plants before leaving.
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    correct
    error in structure
  • Question 2
    60 seconds
    Q. During the exam, Mary sucked the ends of her hair, chewed the top of her pencil, and all the while she was picking at a scab on her elbow, but she could not remember the third cause of the French Revolution.
    answer choices
    correct
    error in structure
  • Question 3
    30 seconds
    Q. The sky grew pink, seagulls began to cry, and waves rolled onshore as Diane took her morning stroll on the beach.
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    correct
    error in structure
  • Question 4
    45 seconds
    Q. Vacuuming under the furniture, dusting the ceiling fans, and scrubbing the tile grout with a toothbrush, Jerry prepared the house for his ultra-picky mother-in-law.
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    correct
    error in structure
  • Question 5
    30 seconds
    Q. Claude glanced at his watch, took a last sip of coffee, and began his trek to Dr. Grayson’s three-hour snooze fest on the French Revolution.
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    correct
    error in structure
  • Question 6
    30 seconds
    Q. Select the sentence that illustrates the use of proper parallel construction. 
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    Phuong Tran has wit, charm, and she has an extremely pleasant personality.
    Phuong Tran has wit, charm, and a pleasing personality.
  • Question 7
    30 seconds
    Q. .  Select the sentence that illustrates the use of proper parallel construction. 
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    Mr. Nguyen kept his store clean, neat, and he made it conveniently arranged.
    Mr. Nguyen kept his store clean, neat, and conveniently arranged.
  • Question 8
    45 seconds
    Q. Select the sentence that illustrates the use of proper parallel construction. 
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    The coach told the players that they should get a lot of sleep, that they should not eat too much, and to do some warm-up exercises before the game. 
    The coach told the players that they should get a lot of sleep, that they should not eat too much, and that they should do some warm-up exercises before the game. 
  • Question 9
    300 seconds
    Q. Which sentence uses parallel structure?
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    Hearing her sing in person was ten times better than hearing her on the radio.
    Hearing her sing in person was ten times better than if you heard her on the radio.
  • Question 10
    300 seconds
    Q. Which sentence uses parallel structure?
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    Her excuses bothered me more than her absence.
    Her excuses bothered me more than her being absent.
  • Question 11
    300 seconds
    Q. Which sentence uses parallel structure?
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    Original, imaginative, and almost fantastic describe the techniques of Dali's paintings.
    Original, imaginative, and seeming almost fantastic describe the techniques of Dali's paintings.
  • Question 12
    30 seconds
    Q. Natasha tried holding her breath, __________ a piece of gum, and poking her belly, but she could not quiet her empty stomach, which rumbled during the chemistry exam.
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    chews
    chewing
    chewed
    to chew
  • Question 13
    30 seconds
    Q. Monica brewed espresso, steamed milk, and ________ jokes as she prepared Mike’s latte.
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    tells
    told
    will tell
    was telling
  • Question 14
    30 seconds
    Q. Celine tried looking behind the toilet, _________ in the laundry basket, and checking under the bed, but she could not find Squeeze, her nine-foot albino python.
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    searching
    searched
    searches
    will search
  • Question 15
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    Q. Chelsea had to paddle past a school of jellyfish, kick a small sand shark in the nose, and ______ seaweed from her surfboard before she reached her favorite point break.
    answer choices
    untangling
    untangles
    untangled
    untangle
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