CHAPTER 18: WRITING EFFECTIVE SENTENCES and Sentence Skills Practice 443 ... Revising Sentences to Create Parallel Structure ... WRITING EFFECTIVE SENTENCESpage 476

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  • Language and Sentence Skills Practice 443

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    Revising Sentences to Create Parallel Structure

    EXERCISE A Bring balance to the following sentences by putting the ideas in parallel form. Add or deletewords as necessary. Use proofreading symbols to mark your changes. If the sentence is already correct,write C on the line provided.

    Example ______ 1. After school, Johns chores are cleaning his room, doing the dishes, and

    to study.

    ______ 1. The process of evaluating a television documentary includes watching, listening, and to

    take notes.

    ______ 2. In our class discussion of The Scarlet Letter, we discussed the imagery, the symbolism,

    and where the novel was set.

    ______ 3. The travelers decided that hiking into the Grand Canyon would be good exercise and

    that driving by it would be boring.

    ______ 4. The student council needs volunteers to bring refreshments, to decorate, and for

    making posters.

    ______ 5. The heroine of the play persuades her brothers to mortgage the farm, to invest in more

    land, and to repair the house.

    ______ 6. Many talented performers enjoy acting, singing, and to dance.

    ______ 7. Some goals of the group are building membership, encouraging change, and to raise

    funds.

    ______ 8. Car owners understand the importance of keeping tires inflated, filling the gas tank,

    and to check the oil.

    ______ 9. At tennis camp, I had three goals: perfect my serve, improve my backhand, and win

    more matches.

    ______10. Before Dr. Monroe began her presentation, she took a moment to introduce herself, list

    her qualifications, and thanking us for the invitation.

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