Language Arts:  Parallel Structure - Lessons
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Lesson (A)

Identify the word or phrase that is not parallel to the others in each group.  Type the appropriate words or phrases in the spaces provided.
Lesson (B)

Select the sentences that have parallel structure from the sentence pairs below.  Type your answers in the spaces provided.  
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Lesson (C)

Select the sentences that have parallel structure from the sentence pairs below.  Type your answers in the spaces provided.  
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singing
dance
talking
reading
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to the store
the fence
around the post
under the bed
bake a cake
read a book
take a walk
eating a snack
a cup of coffee
a vase of flowers
a spool of thread
cookies
thoughtful
compassionate
comedian
kind
brave girl
helpful neighbor
best friend
grandma
Pam has a chimpanzee, a dog, a gold fish, and she has a turtle.
Pam has a chimpanzee, a dog, a gold fish, and a turtle. 

Steve bought a new suit, a neck tie, and a pair of shoes. 
Steve bought a new suit, and he bought a neck tie, and a pair of
shoes.

Daphne likes racing cars, playing tennis, and she likes to read.
Daphne likes racing cars, playing tennis, and reading short
stories.

To be healthy, respected, and successful are his goals. 
To be healthy, respected, and to have success are his goals.  

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Mom put a sandwich, an apple, and she put a muffin in Sara's lunch.
Mom put a sandwich, an applie, and a muffin in Sara's lunch. 

Vera likes to write, sing, and jog. 
Vera likes to write, sing, and go jogging.

Bob wants to fix the garage door, mow the lawn, and paint the cabinets this week.
Bob wants to fix the garage door, mow the lawn, and he wanted
to paint the cabinets this week.

Matthew received a computer, a bicycle, and he received a baseball glove for his birthday.
Matthew received a computer, a bicycle, and a baseball glove for his birthday. 

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