Evaluate the following sentences’ parallel construction and determine whether it is correct or incorrect. If incorrect, revise the sentence.
- I sent her the camera, the lights, and the stands.
- Amy goes to the gym, the store, and jogs in the park every other day.
- Mario raises cats, dogs, and keeps snakes.
- Amber neither feeds the ducks nor watches them.
- Every night, April plays the violin, reads a book, and is writing in her journal.
- The toddler was both afraid and fascinated by trucks.
- The doctor said that Caitlyn sleeps too long, sits too much, and stays inside too often.
- I hope to find books, movies, and buy some posters.
- The castle was a cold place and dark.
- The band plays a set, takes a break, and does another.
- You need to come to the office, call my number, and waiting in the lobby.
- When it comes to ice cream, I love chocolate, cookies and cream, and eating caramel swirl.
- Carl doesn’t like pigeons, cockatoos, or falcons.
- I will be there on time and costume.
- I am used to and count on a break at noon.
Combine each group of sentences into a single sentence.
- Anthony looks right. He also sounds good. He knows it, too.
- Joan is looking for actors. Joan is looking for actresses, too. Joan is also looking for stagehands.
- James sold his guitar. He gave away his keyboard. He bought some turntables.
- Zoe needs sugar. Zoe needs flour. Zoe needs baking soda.
- Carl hikes the trails. He camps in the woods. He fishes in the lake.
- I am looking at my next project. I am also thinking about my next project.
- I can buy the tickets. Either that, or I pay for the cab.
- The cake wasn’t rich enough to enjoy. It wasn’t moist enough either.
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