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    yi-ing is offline Senior Member
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    women traditionally stayed at home

    In the past, women traditionally tended to stay at home and did daily housework routine, including cooking, cleaning, taking care of children, etc. In this way, they were overwhelmed by too much work.

    could you please check sentences above?

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    Re: women traditionally stayed at home

    It's correct.
    I'd probably write "... tended to stay at home and do all the housework ...", which means "... tended to stay at home and [[tended] to] do all the housework ...".
    If I used 'did', I'd put a comma before it. In that case, it would say, "They tended to stay at home, and [they] did all the housework."

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    Re: women traditionally stayed at home

    If I used 'did', I'd put a comma before it. In that case, it would say, "They tended to stay at home, and [they] did all the housework."
    Thanks Raymott. You have given a really useful tip. Because I often use parallel structures in my essays, this point will be so practical and helpful.
    Last edited by ambitious-girl; 09-Aug-2017 at 19:42.
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    Re: women traditionally stayed at home

    Are you suggesting that they got jobs outside the home so they would not be overwhelmed with work?

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    Re: women traditionally stayed at home

    You can leave out "tended to" and use "stayed".

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