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    Parallel structure(Regular physical activity helps to not only control your weight)

    Do this sentence use the parallel structure correctly?

    Regular physical activity helps to not only control your weight but (also) take your mind off work and any worries.

    And, is not the sentence bellow parallel?
    Regular physical activity not only helps to control your weight but it (also) take your mind off work and any worries.

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    Re: Parallel structure(Regular physical activity helps to not only control your weigh

    The second is grammatically incorrect because the second half uses "it also take". That's not the correct verb form.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Parallel structure(Regular physical activity helps to not only control your weigh

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    The second is grammatically incorrect because the second half uses "it also take". That's not the correct verb form.
    So the first one is correct. I also have made change as follow:
    Regular physical activity not only helps to control your weight but it (also) takes your mind off work and any worries.
    Last edited by ambitious-girl; 06-Jun-2017 at 18:20.

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    Re: Parallel structure(Regular physical activity helps to not only control your weigh

    That's better.

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