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# Is that a parallel structure in GMAT land: Humans can walk,

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Is that a parallel structure in GMAT land:

Humans can walk, jump, run, covering many miles, and swim.

Or do we have to remove the modifying phrase “covering many miles" to make the sentence correct?

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20 Nov 2008, 19:15
snaps wrote:
Is that a parallel structure in GMAT land?

Humans can walk, jump, run, covering many miles, and swim.

Or to make a true // structure we MUST eliminate the participle “covering many miles”, which modifies a verb “to run”?

IMO, "Humans can walk, jump, run, covering many miles, and swim" is corretly parallel.

“Covering many miles” is a modifying phrase and modifies the verb “run”.
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20 Nov 2008, 21:14
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snaps wrote:
Is that a parallel structure in GMAT land?

Humans can walk, jump, run, covering many miles, and swim.

Or to make a true // structure we MUST eliminate the participle “covering many miles”, which modifies a verb “to run”?

IMO, "Humans can walk, jump, run, covering many miles, and swim" is corretly parallel.

“Covering many miles” is a modifying phrase and modifies the verb “run”.

thanks for correcting.

Humans can walk, jump, run, covering many miles, and swim.

is the example above (with a modifying phrase) a parallel structure or the modifying phrase makes the sentence wrong?
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20 Nov 2008, 21:18
snaps wrote:
GMAT TIGER wrote:
snaps wrote:
Is that a parallel structure in GMAT land?

Humans can walk, jump, run, covering many miles, and swim.

Or to make a true // structure we MUST eliminate the participle “covering many miles”, which modifies a verb “to run”?

IMO, "Humans can walk, jump, run, covering many miles, and swim" is corretly parallel.

“Covering many miles” is a modifying phrase and modifies the verb “run”.

thanks for correcting.

Humans can walk, jump, run, covering many miles, and swim.

is the example above (with a modifying phrase) a parallel structure or the modifying phrase makes the sentence wrong?

In terms of gmat grammer, imo, the sentence is correct and parallel.
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