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    #1

    Imagine for example that your three things are your family, reading , and playing spo

    hi,
    Can the bold part be considered as parallel structure?
    I know that when we are listing items, we have to use the same part of speech.
    For example, if the first item is noun phrase, the following items should be noun phrases, or if the first item is gerund, the following items should be gerunds.


    "My second tip is make a list of the three important things that are most important for you - your priorities in life. Then when you have your list make sure that you spend time doing those things. Imagine for example that your three things are your family, reading , and playing sports."
    Last edited by newkeenlearner; 10-May-2017 at 11:14.

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    Re: Imagine for example that your three things are your family, reading , and playing

    Quote Originally Posted by newkeenlearner View Post
    Hi,
    Can the bold part be considered as a parallel structure?
    Yes, see below.

    Quote Originally Posted by newkeenlearner View Post
    I know that when we are listing items, we have to use the same part of speech.
    For example, if the first item is a noun phrase, the following items should be noun phrases, or if the first item is a gerund, the following items should be gerunds.
    No, gerunds and nouns work similarly and can be in parallel. See below.

    Quote Originally Posted by newkeenlearner View Post
    "My second tip is make a list of the three important things that are most important things to for you - your priorities in life. Then when you have your list, make sure that you spend time on doing those things. Imagine, for example, that your three things are your family, reading, and playing sports."
    See above.

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    Re: Imagine for example that your three things are your family, reading , and playing

    Thanks teacher for making those correction.
    I have to say that context above is not written by myself.
    Source: American English File 2
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    Re: Imagine for example that your three things are your family, reading , and playing

    Quote Originally Posted by newkeenlearner View Post
    hi,
    Can the bold part be considered as parallel structure?
    I know that when we are listing items, we have to use the same part of speech.
    For example, if the first item is noun phrase, the following items should be noun phrases, or if the first item is gerund, the following items should be gerunds.


    "My second tip is make a list of the three important things that are most important for you - your priorities in life. Then when you have your list make sure that you spend time doing those things. Imagine for example that your three things are your family, reading , and playing sports."
    The short answer: yes.

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