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

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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."
 
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Hi,
Can the bold part be considered [STRIKE]as[/STRIKE] a parallel structure?
Yes, see below.

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.

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

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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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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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