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Parallel Structure Keeping your Thesis Writing in the Proficient Range
Your Points all need to line up in a parallel manner. This line doesn’t He likes to running, to jump, and the pole vault.
Your Points all need to line up in a parallel manner. This line doesn’t He likes running, to jump, and the pole vault. He likes running (gerund with “ing”) to jump (an infinitive with “to”) pole vault(a noun)
Here all use the infinitive form “to” He likes to run, to jump, and to pole vault. He likes to run to jump andto pole vault
You can get away with…the one word to working with each. He likes to run, jump, and pole vault. He likes to run jump and pole vault
Here all use the “ing” ending He likes running, jumping, and pole vaulting. He likes running jumping and pole vaulting
Here’s a prompt used in the past… Some people consider extracurricular activities (like sports, special interest clubs, etc) an important part of a student’s total educational program. Others consider extracurricular activities not important to a student’s total educational program. Your School Board may eliminate all extracurricular activities. Identify your position on this issue and persuade the school board to accept your idea.
Here’s a parallel thesis that responds to the Prompt Extracurricular programs … develop student’s social skills keep kids out of trouble, and maintainteen’s fitness levels.
Here’s another parallel thesis that responds to the Prompt For our students, extracurricular programs are essential to develop social skills to keep out of trouble and to maintain fitness levels.
Here’s another parallel thesis that responds to the Prompt Programs are needed for developing social skills keeping teens out of trouble &maintainingfitness levels.
REMEMBER … PARALLEL STRUCTURE All phrases in a complex sentence are parallel… they go the same way…