Parallelism, Parallel Structure
Exercise on Parallel Structure
Ten sets of sentences. Which of each pair is parallel? Requires Adobe Reader.
Explanation and examples of parallelism.
Online quiz invites students to select the better sentence. Click "Submit" at the bottom for answers.
Lincoln's Gettysburg Address
This presentation highlights parallel structures in the speech.
Maintaining Parallel Structure
This interactive exercise is designed for middle school and high school students.
Printable handout with six practice sentences. Requires Adobe Reader for access.
Simple, clear explanation of parallelism designed for non-native speakers but useful for native speakers, as well. Scroll to the bottom and watch the video with its examples of parallelism in action. (Note: check video for language before using in class.)
In this 3-page handout, the first page has explanations. The second page offers practice, and the third page is the key. Requires Adobe Reader for access.
Parallel Structure Exercises
Practice with editing, combining sentences, and analyzing the effectiveness of parallelism. Adobe Reader needed for access to this 2-page handout.