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Parallelism

Student Success Center Exercises

 

We recommend completing exercise 1 and exercise 2 as you read through part 1 of the Parallelism handout. After you read part two, we recommend completing exercise 3. Exercise 4 and exercise 5 should be completed after exercises 1-3.

 

Exercise 1: In exercise one, you'll identify the parallel elements in part one of the Parallelism handout.

 

Exercise 2: In exercise two, you'll be asked to write sentences. You can use the sentences in the Parallelism handout as models.

 

Exercise 3: Exercise three contains 10 sentences. You should underline the parallel structures and re-write the sentences correctly. An answer key is included at the end of the exercise

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Exercise 4: Exercise four contains a paragraph where you must underline the parallel structures and re-write sentences that contain incorrect parallelism. An answer key is included at the end of the exercise.

 

Exercise 5: Exercise five contains several brief paragraphs. In this exercise, you'll underline the parallel structures and re-write those that have incorrect parallel structures. An answer key is included at the end of the exercise.

 

UHV students can schedule a face-to-face tutoring session with a writing tutor or contact an online tutor to discuss any of these exercises or for additional assistance.