Answer to Question #189051 in English for Ralph

Question #189051

Directions:     The following sentences have errors in parallelism. Correct the non-parallel idea in each sentence.




6.     The plaintiff’s attorneys were bombastic, uncivil, and lacked competence.


7.     My favorite activities are baseball, riding my bike, and playing piano.


8.     Her chores were to polish the furniture, sweep the floor, and to water the garden.


9.     I am allergic to the dog’s hair and how it smells.


10. The class valued respect, honesty, and being on time in a teacher.



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2021-05-06T12:34:37-0400

  The following sentences have errors in parallelism. Correct the non-parallel idea in each sentence.

6. Faulty: The plaintiff’s attorneys were bombastic, uncivil, and lacked competence.

   Correct: The plaintiff’s attorneys were bombastic, uncivil, and incompetent.

7. Faulty: My favorite activities are baseball, riding my bike, and playing piano.

   Correct: My favorite activities are playing baseball, riding my bike, and playing the piano.

8. Faulty: Her chores were to polish the furniture, sweep the floor, and to water the garden.

   Correct: Her chores were to polish the furniture, sweep the floor, and water the garden.

9. Faulty: I am allergic to the dog’s hair and how it smells.

   Correct: I am allergic to the dog’s hair and smell.

10. Faulty: The class valued respect, honesty, and being on time in a teacher.

    Correct: The class valued respect, honesty, and timeliness in a teacher.



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