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Which of these sentences uses correct parallel structure?
After school, Sheila either walks home or is taking a bus.
Every evening, Jenny does her homework and then took her dog for a walk.
On the airplane, Shane read a book, watched a movie, and was playing his favorite music.
Before starting college, Jake learned how to speak Spanish and traveled across South


Before starting college, Jake learned how to speak Spanish and traveled across South


Parallelism is using the same grammatical structure in a series of phrases or sentences. It is used to help with clarity and can provide emphasis. The only sentence with correct parallel structure is the last one, but even it is not complete. The first sentence is not parallel because the verbs "walks" and "is taking" are not in the same form. The sentence should read "...Sheila either walks home or takes a bus." The second sentence is also not parallel because the verbs "does" and "took" do not have the same structure. The sentence should be "...Jenny does her homework and then takes her dog...". The third sentence is also wrong because the verbs "read" and "watched" have the same structure, but "was playing" does not. The sentence should be "...Shane read a book, watched a movie, and played...".


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Answer:

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d. The Tuolumne and Merced groves near Yosemite, the Dinky Creek grove, those of the General Grant National Park and the Sequoia National Park, with several outstanding groves that are nameless on the Kings, Kaweah, and Tule river basins, and included in the Sierra forest reservation, have of late years been partially protected by the Federal Government; while the well-known Mariposa Grove has long been guarded by the State.

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1. The one that  belongs in the work experience section of a résumé would be this: Summer, 2010: Lifeguard, Texas Parks and Recreation Department, Dallas, Texas. Answer is option B.
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The best and most correct answer among the choices provided by the first  question is the third choice or letter C.

Based on the excerpt, Prince is Jamie's father, and feels responsible for his discipline.
I hope my answers has come to your help. God bless and have a nice day ahead!

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"How could your mother bear a careless girl like you? Look at your fine clothes, lying here neglected—with your marriage not far off, the day you should be decked in elegant glory"

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Read the excerpt from The Time Traveler’s Guide to Elizabethan England. A wide flat field is "finer” than rugged terrain for it can be tilled easily to produce wheat and so represents good white bread. A small thatched cottage, which a modern viewer might consider pretty, will be considered unattractive by an Elizabethan traveler, for cottagers are generally poor and able to offer little in the way of hospitality. Ranges of hills and mountains are obstacles to Elizabethan travelers and very far from picturesque features you go out of your way to see. Which ideas are stated explicitly in the excerpt? Check all that apply. -A flat field could easily be used for farming. -Today, many people like thatched cottages. -Elizabethans preferred large houses. -The English were very hospitable people. -Hills and mountains made travel difficult. -Elizabethans did not like to travel.

Answer: A) A flat field could easily be used for farming and E) Hills and mountains made travel difficult.

Explanation: In the given excerpt from "The Time Traveler’s Guide to Elizabethan England" we can see that the ideas that are stated explicitly are that A flat field could easily be used for farming as we can see in the phrase "A wide flat field is "finer” than rugged terrain for it can be tilled easily to produce wheat and so represents good white bread" and that hills and mountains made travel difficult, as we can see in the sentence " Ranges of hills and mountains are obstacles to Elizabethan travelers."

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To effectively compare and contrast two texts written in different genres, a reader must look for the same words used in both texts. find the text that most supports personal views. understand what is gained by treating a topic two different ways. identify which text uses the most scientific and scholarly language.

Answer: understand what is gained by treating a topic two different ways.

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