Parallel Structure in Lists Worksheet

Category: Mechanics

Test your knowledge with this Parallel Structure in Lists Worksheet to improve your sentence mechanics. These 10 exercises have you identify lists without parallel structure and practice making corrections to maintain parallelism.

Parallel Structure in Lists Worksheet

Instructions

Read each sentence. Circle whether the list in each sentence has parallel structure or is not parallel. If the list is not parallel, rewrite the list in parallel form.

  • Make sure to add bananas, apples, those oranges you like so much and strawberries to the grocery list.

    (Parallel structure/Not parallel)

  • Hiking through the mountains, along the river bed and over dry, rough terrain are all excursions she enjoys.

    (Parallel structure/Not parallel)

  • The prince was dreamy, wealthy and the type of person with whom a gal could easily fall head over heels in love.

    (Parallel structure/Not parallel)

  • Shawn’s normal weekend activities include catching a movie, a walk through her favorite park and relaxing with friends.

    (Parallel structure/Not parallel)

  • Her wedding dress was breathtaking, the decorations exquisitely elegant and drinks flowed freely from the free bar.

    (Parallel structure/Not parallel)

  • In her graduation speech, the class president thanked her teachers, wished her fellow classmates good luck and her words to undergraduates were encouraging as well.

    (Parallel structure/Not parallel)

  • Her promotion means she is likely moving across town, transferring her kids to another school and purchasing a new vehicle.

    (Parallel structure/Not parallel)

  • Sarah’s boyfriend was not sure if her good mood was a result of his gift, his attentiveness or because of him taking the day off work to spend with her.

    (Parallel structure/Not parallel)

  • When the young girl saw her grandparents waiting for her after her performance, she was happy, smiling and ran across the room to greet them.

    (Parallel structure/Not parallel)

  • I am not sure which Sam dislikes more, going to the doctor’s office or a visit to the dentist.

    (Parallel structure/Not parallel)