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SAT Practice, The New Verbal Section

Parallelism Playsheet

Note: These are exercises used in classroom and online courses. See the Abacus-es Classes page. Many contain intentional errors to be fixed. Be sure to look up vocabulary terms as needed.

Parallelism Playsheet

Circle the errors in the following. Below each sentence, write your corrected version.

  1. The cloth emu has several advantages: it isn't classified as luggage, you aren't required to check it at the door, to open it, the overall whimsical effect, and nobody will guess you have a saxophone.
  2. When we heard the curate coming, Penelope hid the saxophone, Hermione, the liver pâté, and Boadicea, the greasy overalls; so that he would find it harder to guess what we had been up to.
  3. On the third floor you will find collector's editions, scuba equipment, tribal headgear, and a discount bin of assorted flanges, bushings, cams, and a display of second century Roman baldrics.
  4. Thusfar only chewing gum, singing, certain violent card games, and to do Stephen's infamous Groucho Marx impression were strictly forbidden, though after today, quoting Spinoza is likely to be added to the list.