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Check the model sentence for faulty parallelism. Decide on a correction by choosing the best answer from the given choices:

With four distinct seasons, we are lucky to be able try to snowboard in the winter, gathering maple syrup in the spring, sailing in the summer, and to pick apples in the fall.
A)With four distinct seasons, we are lucky to be able to go snowboarding in the winter, gathering maple syrup in the spring, sailing in the summer, and picking apples in the fall.
B)With four distinct seasons, we are lucky to be able to try snowboarding in the winter, gather maple syrup in the spring, to sail in the summer, and picking apples in the fall.
C)With four distinct seasons, we are lucky to be able to try snowboarding in the winter, gathering maple syrup in the spring, to sail in the summer, and to pick apples in the fall.
D)With four distinct seasons, we are lucky to be able to try to snowboard in the winter, to gather maple syrup in the spring, to sail in the summer, and picking apples in the fall.
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Check the model sentence for faulty parallelism. Decide on a correction by choosing the best answer from the given choices:

Dianne hated every aspect of her waiter’s job, from the rude customers she had to deal with, to the smelly kitchen full of grease, to the long hours she had to endure, and the incredibly small amount of pay she received for all of her work.
A)Dianne hated every aspect of her waiter’s job, from the rudely-behaved customers she had to deal with, to the smelly, greasy kitchen, to the too many hours, and the incredibly low amount of pay she received for all of her work.
B)Dianne hated every aspect of her waiter’s job, from the rude customers, to the kitchen full of grease and that was always smelly, to the too many hours, and the incredibly small amount of pay she had to accept for all of her work.
C)Dianne hated every aspect of her waiter’s job, from the rudely-behaved customers she dealt with, to the smelly, greasy kitchen, to the unendurably long hours, and the incredibly low pay she had to accept for all of her work.
D)Dianne hated every aspect of her waiter’s job, from the rude customers she had to deal with, to the greasy kitchen she had to smell, to the long hours she had to endure, and the incredibly low pay she had to accept for all of her work.
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Check the model sentence for faulty parallelism. Decide on a correction by choosing the best answer from the given choices:

We went to the reception as a duty, yet stayed the whole evening for pleasure.
A)We went to the reception dutifully, yet stayed the whole evening as a pleasure.
B)We went to the reception as a duty, yet stayed the whole evening as a pleasure.
C)We went to the reception as a duty, yet stayed the whole evening as it was so pleasurable.
D)We went to the reception in duty, yet stayed the whole evening as a pleasure.
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Check the model sentence for faulty parallelism. Decide on a correction by choosing the best answer from the given choices:

Kim reluctantly admitted to himself that he really did not know if he wanted to attend college to gain a good education, or for developing a new social life.
A)Kim reluctantly admitted to himself that he really did not know if he wanted to attend college to gain a good education, or for developing a new social life.
B)Kim reluctantly admitted to himself that he really did not know if he wanted to attend college for a good education, or to develop a new social life.
C)Kim reluctantly admitted to himself that he really did not know if he wanted to attend college to gain a good education, or to develop a new social life.
D)Kim reluctantly admitted to himself that he really did not know if he wanted to attend college in order to gain a good education, or for developing a new social life.
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Check the model sentence for faulty parallelism. Decide on a correction by choosing the best answer from the given choices:

My grandparents like the humour of Rich Little, Wayne and Shuster, and my parents enjoy the antics of Andrea Martin, Dan Aykroyd, and Candy; but I think that Jim Carrey, Tom Green and Brent Butt are hilarious at comedy.
A)My grandparents like the humour of Rich Little, Johnny Wayne and Frank Shuster and my parents enjoy laughing at the antics of Andrea Martin, Dan Aykroyd, and John Candy; but I laugh out loud at Jim Carrey, Tom Green and Brent Butt.
B)My grandparents like the humour of Rich Little, Johnny Wayne and Frank Shuster and my parents enjoy watching the antics of Andrea Martin, Aykroyd, and John Candy; but I dig Jim Carrey, Tom Green and Brent Butt.
C)My grandparents like the humour of Rich Little, Johnny Wayne and Shuster, and my parents enjoy watching Andrea Martin, Dan Aykroyd, and John Candy; but I prefer the comedians Jim Carrey, Tom Green and Brent Butt.
D)My grandparents like the humour of Rich Little, Johnny Wayne and Frank Shuster and my parents enjoy the antics of Andrea Martin, Dan Aykroyd, and John Candy; but I prefer the comedy of Jim Carrey, Tom Green and Brent Butt.
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Check the model sentence for faulty parallelism. Decide on a correction by choosing the best answer from the given choices:

My New Year’s resolutions are being on time in the morning, to stay awake through class, and to finish my assignments before they are due.
A)My New Year’s resolutions are to be on time in the morning, staying awake through class, and to finish my assignments before they are due.
B)My New Year’s resolutions are being on time in the morning, staying awake through class, and to finish my assignments before they are due.
C)My New Year’s resolutions are to be on time in the morning, to stay awake through class, and to finish my assignments before they are due.
D)My New Year’s resolutions are to be on time in the morning, to stay awake through class, and not to finish my assignments until after they are due.
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Check the model sentence for faulty parallelism. Decide on a correction by choosing the best answer from the given choices:

The RCMP Academy in Regina is renowned not only as an institution for the basic training of its own cadets, but also for the instruction of other national and international law-enforcement agents.
A)The RCMP Academy in Regina is renowned not only as an institution for the basic training of its own cadets, but also to educate other national and international law-enforcement agents.
B)The RCMP Academy in Regina is renowned not only as an institution for the basic training of its own cadets, but also as an institution for the instruction of other national and international law-enforcement agents.
C)The RCMP Academy in Regina is renowned not only as an institution for the basic training of its own cadets, but also in the instruction of other national and international law-enforcement agents.
D)The RCMP Academy in Regina is renowned not only as an institution for the basic training of its own cadets, but also the place of instruction for other national and international law-enforcement agents.
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Check the model sentence for faulty parallelism. Decide on a correction by choosing the best answer from the given choices:

I am interested in an ecotour available where people can either go paddling in a sea kayak along the ocean coast, or ride a horse along a mountain trail.
A)I am interested in an ecotour where I can either paddle a sea kayak along the ocean coast, or go riding a horse along a mountain trail.

B)I am interested in an ecotour where I can either paddle a sea kayak along the ocean coast, or ride a horse along a mountain trail.
C)I am interested in an ecotour where I can either paddle a sea kayak along the ocean coast, and be riding a horse along a mountain trail.
D)I am interested in an ecotour where I can either paddle in sea kayaks along the ocean coast, or ride a horse along a mountain trail.
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Check the model sentence for faulty parallelism. Decide on a correction by choosing the best answer from the given choices:

There were times when Albert wished that he was dug into post holes on his father’s farm rather than sorting papers in his corner office.
A)There were times when Albert wished that he was digging post holes on his father’s farm rather than sorting papers in his corner office.
B)There were times when Albert wished that he was in a post hole on his father’s farm rather than sorting papers in his corner office.
C)There were times when Albert wished that he was dug into post holes on his father’s farm rather than sorting papers in his corner office.
D)There were times when Albert wished that he was digging post holes on his father’s farm rather than be sorted like papers in his corner office.
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Check the model sentence for faulty parallelism. Decide on a correction by choosing the best answer from the given choices:

Is it better to have basic knowledge in a lot of fields than to be comprehensively scholared in only one?
A)Is it better to have basic knowledge in a lot of fields than to be a comprehensive scholar in only one?

B)Is it better to have been just knowledgeable in a lot of fields than to have comprehensive scholarship in only one?
C)Is it better to have basic knowledge in a lot of fields than to have comprehensive scholarship in only one?
D)Is it better to have basic knowledge in a lot of fields than to be comprehensively scholared in only one?







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