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  1. Anonymous
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    Hi, Teacher!

    Thanks for your answer.

    I am still wondering about your explanations....

    I read next grammar about "parallelism" at this site.http://leo.stcloudstate.edu/grammar/parallelism.html

    Unbalanced:

    I enjoy biking and to walk down by the pier.


    Parallel:

    I enjoy biking and walking down by the pier.


    So, I think "1)" in your answer is not appropriate example.

    1)'but' functions as a conjunction:
    I have no choice but to go. (nouns)
    I have no choice but to go. (adjectival phrases)

    Best regards....

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    Re: have no choice...

    You're welcome. :D

    Quote Originally Posted by Sang-heui, Kim
    Unbalanced: I enjoy biking and to walk down by the pier.
    Parallel:I enjoy biking and walking down by the pier.

    So, I think 1) below is not an appropriate example.

    1)'but' functions as a conjunction:
    I have no choice but to go. (nouns)
    I see your point, but there's one small problem: The verb 'enjoy' has restrictions on the kind of object it can take (i.e., enjoy ____ing, never enjoy to____). So you see, no matter the function of 'but', it's the verb's subcategorization that's problematic in *I enjoy biking and to walk; *I enjoy to walk.

    Let's look at choice #2, then:

    I have no choice but/other than to go. (preposition; noun)


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    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea
    You're welcome. :D

    Quote Originally Posted by Sang-heui, Kim
    Unbalanced: I enjoy biking and to walk down by the pier.
    Parallel:I enjoy biking and walking down by the pier.

    So, I think 1) below is not an appropriate example.

    1)'but' functions as a conjunction:
    I have no choice but to go. (nouns)
    I see your point, but there's one small problem: The verb 'enjoy' has restrictions on the kind of object it can take (i.e., enjoy ____ing, never enjoy to____). So you see, no matter the function of 'but', it's the verb's subcategorization that's problematic in *I enjoy biking and to walk; *I enjoy to walk.

    Let's look at choice #2, then:

    I have no choice but/other than to go. (preposition; noun)

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