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Advanced Composition 

Paragraph using Parallel Structure
February 25, 1999


Parallel Structure

Parallel structure is repeating grammatical structures. When your ideas have two or more parts, keep them in parallel. These kind of sentences give good rhythm to your writing.

    I like skiing, swimming, and hiking.
    He wants to swim in the ocean, to shop in the market, and to gamble in the casino.
    She’s the woman who came into the room, who banged on the door, and who apologized for the noise.

Paragraph Assignment

Describe a member of your family. Use parallel structure three times in the paragraph. Use a good topic sentence, indent the first line five spaces, and write about 75 to 100 words. 

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