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Had to correct sentences so the parallel ideas are expressed

1. Is it true that Superman could leap tall buildings, run faster than a locomotive, and those bullets would bounce off his skin?
2. To celebrate the canned pork product called Spam, we attended the Texas Spamarama Festival to participate in the Spambalays cook off, the Spam slab toss, the Spam relay race, and were dancing to such favorites as “twist and Snout.”
3. My Aunt Clara swears she has seen Elvis snacking at the deli, browsing at the supermarket, munching at the pizza parlor, and in the cookbook section of a local bookstore.
4. According to my husband, summer air in Louisiana is 2 percent oxygen, 8 percent water and 90 percent mosquitoes.
5. Many teachers believe that the most important keys to success for students in college include attending class, keep up with reading assignments, and being brave enough to ask questions.
6. Yoga encourages its participants to work on their flexibility, strength, and how they can reduce there stress levels.
7. Drivers should hang up their cell phones; refrain from eating and drinking too, leaving the radio buttons alone.
8. Smart people learn from their own mistakes; learning from the mistakes of others is what even smarter people do.
9. Theater class helped me overcome my shyness, make new friends, and my confidence to do other activities was improved.
10. The writer Oscar Wilde, the dancer Isadora Duncan, the painter Max Ernst, and Jim Morrison, who was a rock star, are all buried in the same Paris cemetery.

Thank you

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asked by Amor
  1. I'll give some examples..

    8- Smart people learn from their own mistakse but the smartest people learn from the mistakes of others.

    7- When driving, drivers should not only refrain from using mobile phones but also refrain from eating and drinking or fiddling with radio buttons.

    6- Not only does Yoga encourage its participants to reduce their stress levels but it also increases flexibility and strength.

    Can you see how you're supposed to do it?

    ps. not a teacher so maybe just check with Ms Sue or someone

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    posted by Tina
  2. Tina showed you some excellent examples.

    We'll be glad to check your corrections, Amor.

  3. Tina's examples are good.

    Try writing your own, Amor, and then post what you come up with.

    Here's an excellent webpage with explanations and examples if you need them.
    http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/parallelism.htm

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  4. I corrected sentence #1 is this correct
    1.It is true that Superman could leap tall buildings, run faster than a locomotive, and those bullets could bounce off his skin.

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    posted by Amor
  5. No, sorry. Watch what happens:

    It is true that Superman could

    leap tall buildings,
    run faster than a locomotive, and
    those bullets could bounce off his skin.

    In your series, you have two action verb phrases and a clause, but all three need to be the same. They need to match.

    Try this:
    It is true that Superman could leap tall buildings, run faster than a locomotive, and fly like a very fast bird.

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  6. Wow this is much harder than I thought.
    Thank you for your help.

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    posted by Amor
  7. correct 1 again
    1. Is it true that Superman could run faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive and able to leap tall buildings in a single bound?

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    posted by Amor
  8. No. See you're describing something right? In each of those sentances.

    If someone was listening to you, would you rattle off a list of things that could happen? NO! You would draw ther attention to one thing that occurs

    ie superman can run faster than a speeding bullet

    then you'd say 'thats not it' with a joining word like but or and. this will keep their attention. So this is it completed

    Supermans powers are not limited to running faster than a speeding bullet, he can also leap tall buildings in a single bound and he's more powerful than a locomotive!

    Comprehend vouz?

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    posted by Tina
  9. here is the original sentence and by correcttion. Is it true that Superman could leap tall buildings, run faster than a locomotive, and that bullets would bouce off his skin?

    Is it true that Superman could leap tall buildings, run faster than a locomotive and that bullets could bounfe of his skin?

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    posted by Amor
  10. here is the original sentence and by correcttion. Is it true that Superman could leap tall buildings, run faster than a locomotive, and that bullets would bouce off his skin?

    Is it true that Superman could leap tall buildings, run faster than a locomotive and that bullets could bounce of his chest?

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    posted by Amor
  11. here is the original sentence and by correcttion. Is it true that Superman could leap tall buildings, run faster than a locomotive, and that bullets would bouce off his skin?

    Is it true that Superman could leap tall building, run faster than a locomotive and that bullet would bounce off his s chest?

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    posted by Amor
  12. Final correction

    Is it true that Superman could leap tall building, run faster than a locomotive and that bullet could bounce off his skin?

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