Parallel construction

Parallel construction

Words, phrases, or clauses that are joined by coordinate conjunctions including: and, or, but, nor, so, yet, for, both….and, neither….nor, either….or, not only….but also, and whether or  are written in parallel forms. This rule is called parallelism.

Some examples

Not parallel: My English conversation class is made up of Chinese, Spain, and Brazilian students.

Parallel: My English conversation class is made up of Chinese, Spanish, and Brazilian students.

Not parallel: The students do well attend class, they do their homework, and practice speaking in English.

Parallel: The students do well, attend class, do their homework, and practice speaking in English.

Not parallel: The teacher wanted to know which country we came from and our future goals.

Parallel: The teacher wanted to know which country we were from and what our future goals were.

Not parallel: At least, she is trying to be happy, cheer, and full of energy.

Parallel: At least, she is trying to be happy, cheerful, and energetic.

Parallel sentences

Before you write a paper or take a test, you must organize your thoughts.

My new personal computer is both fast and reliable.

At this time, air pollution is controlled by laws passed not only to reduce pollutants at the source, but also to see standards of air quality.

Many people  are neither concerned about pollutants nor worried about their future impact.

My mother’s  old computer is neither fast nor reliable.

Ann is growing older but not wiser.

Exercises

Rewrite these sentences in parallel forms.

  1. You do not need to risk carrying cash or to miss a sale.
  2. The disadvantages of using a credit card are overspending and you pay high interest rates.
  3. You can either pay your bill with one check, or stretching out your payments.
  4. You can charge both at restaurants and when you stay at hotels.

  5. Many people want neither to pay off their balance monthly nor do they like paying interest.
  6. Not making any payment or to send in only the minimum payment every month is poor money management.
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Fouad Ghanbari Ghahraman

Q1.You do not need to risk carrying cash or missing a sale.

Q2. The disadvantages of using a credit card are overspending and paying high interest rates.

Q3. You can either pay your bill with one check or stretch out your payments.

Q4.You can charge both at restaurants and hotels.

Q5.Many people want neither to pay off their balance monthly nor to pay interest.

Q6.Not making any payment or sending in only the minimum payment every month is poor money management

Atena Raoufi

1- You do not need to risk carrying cash or missing a sale.

2- The disadvantages of using a credit card are overspending and paying high-interest rates.

3- You can either pay your bill with one check or stretch out your payments.

4- You can charge both at restaurants and hotels.

5- Many people want neither to pay off their balance monthly nor to pay interest.

6- Not making any payment or sending in only the minimum payment every month is poor money management.

Mohammad javad Hesami

1) You do not need to risk carrying cash or missing a sale.
2) The disadvantages of using a credit card are overspending and paying high interest rates.
3) You can either pay your bill with one check, or stretch out your payments.
4) You can charge both at restaurants and when you stay at hotels.
5) Many people want neither to pay off their balance monthly nor to pay interest.
6) Not making any payment or sending in only the minimum payment every month is poor money management.

آخرین ویرایش 3 سال قبل توسط Mohammad javad Hesami
Mehrab Ebrahimi

1) You do not need (to risk carrying cash) or (to miss a sale.)
2) The disadvantages of using a credit card are (overspending) and (you pay high interest rates).
3) You can (either pay your bill with one check, or stretching out your payments.)
4) You can (charge both at restaurants and when you stay at hotels.)
5) Many people (want neither to pay off their balance monthly nor do they like paying interest.)
6) Not making any payment or to send in only the minimum payment every month is poor money management.

Saeed Izadpanah

1:You do not need to risk carrying cash or to missing a sale.

2:The disadvantages of using a credit card are overspending and you paying high interest rates.

3:You can either pay your bill with one check, or stretch out your payments.

4You can charge both at restaurants when you stay at hotels.

5:Many people want neither to pay of their balance monthly nor do they like pay interest.

6:Not making any payment or to sending in only the minimum payment every month is poor many management .

محبوبه امیریان

1. You do not need to risk carrying cash or missing a sale.
2. The disadvantages of using a credit card are overspending and paying high interest rates.
3. You can either pay your bill with one check, or stretch out your payments.

4. You can charge both at restaurants and hotels.
5. Many people want neither to pay off their balance monthly nor to pay interest.
6. Not making any payment or sending in only the minimum payment every month is poor money management.

Ghazale Saleh

1-You do not need to risk carrying cash or missing a sale.
2-The disadvantages of using a credit card are overspending and paying high interest rates.
3-You can either pay your bill with one check, or stretch out your payments.
4-You can charge both at restaurants and hotels.

5-Many people want neither to pay off their balance monthly nor to pay interest.
6-Not making any payment or sending in only the minimum payment every month is poor money management.

Hamed Ashkar

Q1:you do not need to risk carrying cash or missing a sale
Q2:the disadvantages of using a credit card are overspending and paying high interest rates
Q3:you can either pay your bill with on check or stretch out your payment
Q4: you can charge both at restaurants and hotels
Q5:many people want neither to pay off their balance monthly nor they like pay interest
Q6:Not making any payment or to sending in only the minimum payment every month is poor money management

Sajede Edalatian

1- You do not need to risk carrying cash or missing a sale.

2- The disadvantages of using a credit card are overspending and paying high-interest rates.

3- You can either pay your bill with one check or stretch out your payments.

4- You can charge both at restaurants and hotels.

5- Many people want neither to pay off their balance monthly nor to pay interest.

6- Not making any payment or sending in only the minimum payment every month is poor money management

Sahar Arfaei

1- You do not need to risk carrying cash or missing a sale.
2- The disadvantages of using a credit card are overspending and paying high interest rates.
3- You can either pay your bill with one check, or stretch out your payments.
4- You can charge both at restaurants and hotels.
5- Many people want neither to pay off their balance monthly nor to pay interest.
6- Not making any payment or sending in only the minimum payment every month is poor money management.

Farnoush Abasi

1. You do not need to risk carrying cash or missing a sale.

2. The disadvantages of using a credit card are overspending and paying high interest rates.

3. You can either pay your bill with one check, or stretch out your payments.

4. You can charge both at restaurants
and hotels.

5. Many people want neither to pay off their balance monthly nor to pay interest.

6. Not making any payment or sending in only the minimum payment every month is poor money management.

طیبه احمدی

Tayebeh Ahmadi

1-You do not need to risk carrying cash or missing a sale.
2-The disadvantages of using a credit card are overspending and paying high interest rates.
3-You can either pay your bill with one check, or stretch out your payments.
4-You can charge both at restaurants and hotels.
5-Many people want neither to pay off their balance monthly nor to pay interest.
6-Not making any payment or sending in only the minimum payment every month is poor money managemen.

Mahsa Maghsoodi

1.You dont need to risk carrying cash or missing a sale.
2.The disadvantages of using a credit card are overspending and paying high interest rates.
3.You can either pay your bill with one check or strech out your payments.
4.you can charge both at resturants and hotels.
5.Many people want neither to pay off their balance monthly nor to pay interest.
6.Not making any payment or spending in only the minimum payment every month is poor money management.

Mohaddese Beykzadeh

?1. You do not need to risk carrying cash or ??????? a sale.
?2.The disadvantages of using a credit card are overspending and ?????? high-interest rates.
?3.You can either pay your bill with one check or ??????? out your payments.
?4.You can charge both at restaurants and hotels.(???? ??? ???? ??:???????)
?5.Many people want neither ?? ??? off their balance monthly nor to pay interest.
?6.Not making any payment or ??????? in only the minimum payment every month is poor money management.

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