ACT English 4.3 Sentence Structure
ACT English: Sentence Structure Drill 4, Problem 3. How could this sentence be written to best exemplify parallel construction?
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OK listen, not all parallel constructions require the same introductory phrase, but
there's definitely some wonkiness here, right?
Each item on the list starts with "that they should" except for the last one, which randomly
starts with "to do some."
It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out that this list is inconsistent and definitely
Let's just cross off choice (A), and get on with the elimination process.
(D) is incorrect because it uses "they will" instead of "they should."
Instead of saying what the students ought to do, the coach is suddenly telling them
they're going to do it whether they like it or not.
Sure, there are a bunch of coaches out there who would do just that.
But it seems random to shift our introductory phrase for no good reason. Sorry, Coach.
Choice (C) is wrong because it uses "they can" instead of "they should."
Now it's like the coach is suddenly going, "Meh, you can do this if you want...I don't
(B) is the correct answer because it has the "they should" we've been looking for.
Now the coach's lecture is consistent, parallel, and fully comprehensible.
Which is good, because confusing speeches can lead to some bad situations on the field.