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I need help editing errors in parallelism in the following sentence: Is it true that Superman could leap tall buildings, run faster than a locomotive, and that bullets would bounce off his skin?

  • english/grammar -

    Here are the parts of the sentence that need to be parallel (that means they need to match each other in their construction):

    Is it true that Superman

    could leap tall buildings = verb phrase

    run faster than a locomotive = verb phrase

    that bullets would bounce off his skin = dependent clause

    All need to be verb phrases
    OR
    all need to be dependent clauses.

    How will you make them match?

  • english/grammar -

    No. Superman was "faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive, and able to leap tall buildings in a single bound", ...

    However, in this selection, are you asking if he could leap tall buildings, run faster than a locomotive,and dodge bullets?

    or are you asking could he leap tall buildings, run faster than a locomotive, bounce bullets off his skin?

    Personally, I thought Wonder Woman was a better superhero.

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