Parallel Structure Quiz: Would You Pass?

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Parallel Structure Quizzes & Trivia

Read each sentence and select which is written in a parallel structure. It's a little bit tough but if you want you can pass this quiz. So all the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Select the sentence written in correct parallel structure.
    • A. 

      Phuong Tran has wit, charm, and she has an extremely pleasant personality.

    • B. 

      Phuong Tran has wit, charm, and a pleasing personality.

  • 2. 
    Select the sentence written in correct parallel structure.
    • A. 

      In English class, Tashonda learned to read poems critically and to appreciate good prose.

    • B. 

      In English class, Tashonda learned to read poems critically and she appreciated good prose.

  • 3. 
    Select the sentence written in correct parallel structure.
    • A. 

      Raoul's QPA is higher than Ralph.

    • B. 

      Raoul's QPA is higher than Ralph's.

  • 4. 
    Select the sentence written in correct parallel structure.
    • A. 

      He wanted three things out of college: to learn a skill, to make good friends, and to learn about life.

    • B. 

      He wanted three things out of college: to learn a skill, to make good friends, and learning about life.

  • 5. 
    Select the sentence written in correct parallel structure.
    • A. 

      Coach Espinoza was a brilliant strategist, a caring mentor, and a wise friend.

    • B. 

      Coach Espinoza was a brilliant strategist, a caring mentor, and friend.

  • 6. 
    Select the sentence written in correct parallel structure.
    • A. 

      We found the film repulsive, offensive, and we thought it was embarrassing.

    • B. 

      We found the film repulsive, offensive, and embarrassing.

  • 7. 
    Select the sentence written in correct parallel structure.
    • A. 

      Mr. Nguyen kept his store clean, neat, and he made it conveniently arranged.

    • B. 

      Mr. Nguyen kept his store clean, neat, and conveniently arranged.

  • 8. 
    Select the sentence written in correct parallel structure.
    • A. 

      Professor Ali rewarded his students for working hard on the final project and going beyond the call of duty.

    • B. 

      Professor Ali rewarded his students for their hard work on the final project and going beyond the call of duty.

  • 9. 
    Select the sentence written in correct parallel structure.
    • A. 

      There's nothing I like better than finding a good trout stream, setting up camp, and spending a couple of days fishing.

    • B. 

      There's nothing I like better than finding a good trout stream, setting up camp, and to spend a couple of days fishing.

  • 10. 
    Select the sentence written in correct parallel structure.
    • A. 

      She likes to listen to music and reading the latest novels.

    • B. 

      She likes listening to music and reading the latest novels.

  • 11. 
    Select the sentence written in correct parallel structure.
    • A. 

      He spent his time studying Spanish, working at the convenience store, and jogging every afternoon.

    • B. 

      He spent his time studying Spanish. working at the convenience store, and he jogged every afternoon.

  • 12. 
    Select the sentence written in correct parallel structure.
    • A. 

      The dog was excited: running, barking, and he chased after the boys.

    • B. 

      The dog was excited: running, barking, and chasing after the boys.

  • 13. 
    Select the sentence written in correct parallel structure.
    • A. 

      The apartment was filled with old newspapers, broken bottles, and the ashtrays were overflowing.

    • B. 

      The apartment was filled with old newspapers, broken bottles, and overflowing ashtrays.

  • 14. 
    Select the sentence written in correct parallel structure.
    • A. 

      Marcus vowed that during his vacation, he would do nothing but sleeping, fishing, and maybe see a movie.

    • B. 

      Marcus vowed that during his vacation, he would no nothing but get some sleep, fishing, and maybe seeing a movie.

    • C. 

      Marcus vowed that during his vacation, he would do nothing but sleep, fish, and maybe see a movie.

  • 15. 
    Select the sentence written in correct parallel structure.
    • A. 

      Travis is not a good singer, and he can't act either.

    • B. 

      Travis is neither a good singer nor a good actor.

    • C. 

      Travis can't sing well, and neither can he act.

  • 16. 
    Select the sentence written in correct parallel structure.
    • A. 

      Kim practices yoga every day for the relaxation and because it makes her more flexible.

    • B. 

      Kim practices yoga every day for relaxation and for flexibility.

    • C. 

      Kim practices yoga every day because it's relaxing and for flexibility.

  • 17. 
    Select the sentence written in correct parallel structure.
    • A. 

      Bob's duties include answering the phone, the taking of delivery orders and the occasional delivery truck driving.

    • B. 

      Bob's duties include answering the phone, taking delivery orders, and occasionally driving the delivery truck.

    • C. 

      Bob's duties include answering the phone, taking delivery orders, and occasionally he drives the delivery truck.

  • 18. 
    Select the sentence written in correct parallel structure.
    • A. 

      We were told to remain in the customs office and that we should have our identification ready.

    • B. 

      We were told to remain in the customs office and have our identification ready.

    • C. 

      We were told to remain in the customs office and to have our identification ready.

  • 19. 
    Select the sentence written in correct parallel structure.
    • A. 

      In Clint's apartment, no one is allowed to smoke, wear shoes, or be eating in the living room.

    • B. 

      In Clint's apartment, no one is allowed to smoke, to wear shoes, or to eat in the living room.

    • C. 

      In Clint's apartment, no one is allowed to smoke, wear shoes, or to eat in the living room.

  • 20. 
    Select the sentence written in correct parallel structure.
    • A. 

      At the staff meeting, the director announced that we would get a raise, and would also be getting a dental plan.

    • B. 

      At the staff meeting, the director announced that we would be getting a raise and we would also get a dental plan.

    • C. 

      At the staff meeting, the director announced that we would be getting a raise and that we would also be getting a dental plan.

  • 21. 
    Select the sentence written in correct parallel structure.
    • A. 

      Natalia's parents told her that she must agree either to attend college, or becoming involved in the family business.

    • B. 

      Natalia's parents told her that she must agree to either attend college or to work in the family business.

    • C. 

      Natalia's parents told her that she must agree to either attend college or be working in the family business.

  • 22. 
    Select the sentence written in correct parallel structure.
    • A. 

      In Italy, Amy stayed in hotels that were modern, comfortable, and expensive.

    • B. 

      In Italy, Amy stayed in hotels that were modern, comfortable, and they were quite expensive.

    • C. 

      In Italy, Amy stayed in hotels that were of a modern nature, had comfortable furnishings, and quite expensive.

  • 23. 
    Select the sentence written in correct parallel structure.
    • A. 

      The Amish quilt was of a bright color, with small stitches that were neat and evenly spaced.

    • B. 

      The Amish quilt was brightly colored, and the stitches were small, neat, and they were spaced evenly.

    • C. 

      The Amish quilt was brightly colored, and the stitches were small, neat, and evenly spaced.

  • 24. 
    Select the sentence written in correct parallel structure.
    • A. 

      Diane said that she had neither the time nor the interest in learning to fish.

    • B. 

      Diane said that she didn't have the time, nor was she interested in learning to fish.

    • C. 

      Diane said that she had neither the time, nor was she interested in learning to fish.

  • 25. 
    Select the sentence written in correct parallel structure.
    • A. 

      In her cooking class, Erin learned to blend exotic spices, to substitute ingredients, and to set an attractive table.

    • B. 

      In her cooking class, Erin learned the blending of exotic splices, substitution of ingredients, and setting an attractive table.

    • C. 

      In her cooking class, Erin learned to blend exotic spices, the substitution of ingredients, and to set an attractive table.

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