Re: [URGENT] test is next week 2
Here's one guide for parallelism: At some point in the sentence, you have to be able to change the order of the elements and have the sentence remain grammatical. The things I put in brackets need to change places and still work grammatically.
1. More people are visiting museums [in the US] than [in Canada] -- Although the semantic meaning changes, it still works grammatically. This sentence is fine as is.
2. With her [command of pathos and tragedy] and [being humorous], George Eliot is considered to be a great English novelist.
Would you naturally say "With her being humorous, George Eliot is..."?
How could you rewrite "being humorous" to match "command of pathos and tragedy"? Perhaps "sense of humor" or "ability to express humor"?
Or, you could say "With her command of [pathos], [tragedy], and [the art of injecting humor into her writing], etc.
3. The labor union is negotiating a contract with the hospital that will [satisfy the demands of the workers] and [be acceptable to all levels of management].
-> I think here, the parallelism is between "that will satisfy" and "be acceptable to".
Why there is no need to put "will" before "be acceptable"? -- Does the bracketing help answer your question?
I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.