This learning packet should review:
-What is parallel construction and why use it?
-How to present paired ideas in a similar grammatical form
-Repeating function words (e.g. prepositions, subordinators, etc.) between parallel structures
-How to link ideas with parallel structure
-How to avoid mixing forms (e.g. infinitives with gerunds, prepositional phrases with noun phrases, etc.)
-Parallel construction with lists
-How to fix language that is not parallel
This learning packet offers learners of all ages and expertise a thorough look at parallelism in writing. By using slide show presentations, multimedia video clips, and concise, straightforward text from noted online grammar guru Grammar Girl, this packet allows learners to explore the concept of parallel structure in their own way and at their own pace.
This slide show presentation gives learners some basic rules and examples for parallel construction. For clarification of some of these grammatical terms, feel free to consult other Sophia learning packets.
Source: arkcs.arkansas.gov/pp_database/parallel_structure.ppt, modified by Rebecca Oberg
In this brief video, a qualified private tutor offers a quick lesson on the basics of parallel structure, explaining the concept in an easily understandable way. This is a great place to start for students.
This slide show presentation gives learners the chance to practice their parallism. Look at the examples (parallel and non-parallel in structure) and see which one you would have chosen in a classroom or test setting. This is also a chance for learners to reflect on the use of parallelism in their own writing.
Source: www.chompchomp.com/presentations/parallelism.ppt, modified by Rebecca Oberg
Though this video is originally intended for test prep, the explanations and definitions are explained in a remarkably clear way and are relevant to all students. Use this video to find useful examples and helpful tips. Note that the terms parallelism, parallel structure, and parallel construction are synonyms (meaning that they mean the same thing and can be used in place of one another).
Source: grammar.quickanddirtytips.com/false-series-parallel-construction.aspx, modified by Rebecca Oberg