what if anything,is wrong with the following sentences?

Carmen is tall, slender,and a woman of great beauty.

Nothing is wrong with it that I can see. It is one sentence, so you should have ended the previous question with "sentence", not the plural.

Writeacher should have the last word, however. I'm just a math/science guy.

Technically, DrWLS, who is a very versatile and fine teacher, is correct. However purists will point out that your sentence doesn't have parallel structure. Since tall and slender are adjectives, and woman is a noun, your predicate isn't unified or parallel. It would be better to say: Carmen is tall, slender, and beautiful.

For more information about parallel structure, check out this site.

a sentence for crusade

  1. 👍 0
  2. 👎 0
  3. 👁 86
asked by brian

Respond to this Question

First Name

Your Response

Similar Questions


    Carmen is tall,slender,and a woman of great beauty. A. PROPERLY CONSTRUCTED SENTENCE B. DANGLER C. COMMA SPLICE D. LACKS PARALLEL PARTS (A) PROPERLY CONSTRUCTED SENTENCE AM I CORRECT? Actually, I believe this lacks parallel parts.

    asked by Kalli on October 20, 2006
  2. english

    this sentence has faulty parallelism and i need to correct it. "Jessa is tall, slender, and has brown hair." I think it's Jessa is tall, slender with brown hair. OR Jessa is tall and slender. She has a brown hair. What do you

    asked by HELP PLEASE on November 27, 2014
  3. Spanish

    i need help with my homework. i'm supposed to form sentences using indirect object pronouns and the present tense of the verbs, but i keep getting the answers wrong i do not know what i'm doing incorrect. 1.Carmen y Sofía /

    asked by Cristina on August 31, 2011
  4. Geometry

    A woman is standing 48 ft away from a tree. The woman casts a shadow of 12 feet and the tree is 27 ft tall. How tall is the woman?

    asked by Baishali on February 3, 2012
  5. ms. sue

    ms. sue un diubg research on species great blue heron and i need to gather info about description of species including both sexes and also their younger life stages for animals, i cant find info on this site sararegistry is that

    asked by Mohammad on November 4, 2013
  6. English Gr.5

    Draw one line under each action verb and 2 lines under each linking verb. Sentences with linking verbs, circle the word and the predicate that renames or describes the subject. Write noun pronoun for adjectives in the blank to

    asked by English helper on January 28, 2010
  7. English

    1. Which of the following sentences uses capitalization CORRECTLY? (1 point) A.) You can find the complete list of Senators online. B.) Have you ever read The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling? C.)The Maryland Blue Crabs have

    asked by Cassie on April 15, 2014
  8. Chinese

    1)天气损报说明天会下雨, 真冷. 2)我很高我哥哥比较高. 3)我们这个学期不伹上英 文课, 再说还上中文课. There's something wrong with each of these sentences gramatically. What's wrong

    asked by Alexstraza on November 1, 2013
  9. Business 101

    Carmen Santiago works for a number of businesses as a “consultant.” She has helped design accounting systems, provided accounting services, and analyzed the financial strength of her clients’ businesses. Carmen is working as

    asked by Brianna on February 6, 2012
  10. english

    What is wrong with these sentences then? I have been reading and studying abouy subject-verb agreements and I keep getting this wrong so I need help becauase I just got these wrong. 1. A number of my friends have bought new cars

    asked by betty on July 24, 2009

More Similar Questions