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Test your understanding of the English lesson by answering these questions. You will get the answers and your score at the end of the quiz.
Which of the following sentences shows faulty parallelism? In other words, which of the following sentences is INCORRECT?

What is parallelism?

Which of the following sentences uses parallelism correctly?

Parallelism says that you should match nouns with ______, for example.

He drives carefully and __________.

I need to buy a car or going on vacation.

I usually ________ dinner, ________ TV, and ________ asleep.

Chloe's work requires concentration, accuracy, and patience.

She wanted to get an education, finding a job, and earn a high salary.

Which is correct?

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168 Comments on “Parallelism: The secret to great writing”

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Got 90. You made me free from confusion :) . One of the ever best lesson till yet . You are gorgeous. Thanks a lot ,Rebecca! <3

Saturday, June 30th 2018

    Thank you kindly for your comments, Jasmine. I am sure you will master English because you really care and are determined to succeed. My best wishes to you.

    Saturday, June 30th 2018

      Thank you Rebecca, for giving me the enlightenments. :)<3

      Saturday, June 30th 2018

      Thank you so much. You made the lesson useful, understandable and easy.

      Abdurraheem Attam

      Thursday, July 26th 2018

Still a good and kindly lesson before starting the day.Thank you Rebecca.

Saturday, June 30th 2018

Thank you! Miss Rebecca, Got 90! But could not understand question No 1 “We need to do the dishes, mop the floor, and make sure to set the table”.

Why is this option correct? could you explain?

Saturday, June 30th 2018

    I have the same question to Rebecca.

    p.s. thanks for the lesson!

    Saturday, June 30th 2018

    As far as I understand the lesson .This might be because, In the sentence, structure should follows verb along with verb, noun with noun,adjective with adjective etc. Here ,in this sentence ,verb is being used so ,It follows with the verbs. “sure” is an adjective. That’s why ” make sure” didn’t fit here. And as well as you can read the sentence ,it does not sound rhythmic so, that’s inkling towards faulty parallelism .

    Saturday, June 30th 2018

    The question asks which sentence is INCORRECT, therefore the incorrect sentence is the correct answer

    Sunday, July 1st 2018

    If it were correct, this sentence would be:

    We need to do the dishes, mop the floor, and set the table.

    You needed to choose the answer that was INCORRECT.

    All the best to you. Thanks to all for your help.

    Monday, August 6th 2018

Awesome lesson! Please keep posting lessons like this. Thanks a lot!

Saturday, June 30th 2018

I did it, I got FULL MARKS. thanks, Rebecca for your awesome lesson to improve my writing. THANK YOU SO MUCH

Saturday, June 30th 2018


    Sunday, July 1st 2018

You are a kind, professional, and interesting teacher. Thank you very much!

Saturday, June 30th 2018

    Thank you and congratulations! You got the point!
    All the best to you, Jun Shao.

    Monday, August 6th 2018

This lesson helped my english writing and speaking.
Thanks a lot :)

Saturday, June 30th 2018

Not bad as a beginning

Saturday, June 30th 2018


Saturday, June 30th 2018


Saturday, June 30th 2018

Thank you Rebecca. I am from Indonesia. I just joined

Saturday, June 30th 2018

Thanks, Rebecca! This is a better lesson you teach for a long time. Extra lessons like this, please.

Sunday, July 1st 2018

Could you answer me? The sentence- “Using faulty parallelism is not so serious and will not lower my grades”, is not correct because have the incorrect meaning? Is it grammatically correct?

Sunday, July 1st 2018

I got full mark .Than you Rebecca

Sunday, July 1st 2018

You are a good teacher.

Sunday, July 1st 2018

Thank you so much Rebecca!!!This is by far the most useful lesson I´ve ever watched about writing!!!I think I´d been making all these mistakes for a very long time. Now, everything is much clearer.
However, I´m still a bit confused about when you write prepositions. For example, in the last example of the video you explained that it´s correct to say:
Let´s start by checking your essays and looking for any faulty parellelism.
Would it be correct to say:
Let´s start by checking your essays and BY looking for any faulty parellelism ???
Would it be the same case as in the number 2 of the examples?….TO speak to the manager, (TO) return the cellphone and (TO) get a refund??

Sunday, July 1st 2018

    It is correct to do it either way. You can repeat the preposition each time, if you wish. However, if each element needs the same preposition, you do not have to repeat the preposition. You can just say / write it once, and it applies to all the elements equally.

    Glad you found the lesson helpful. It is really the key to upgrading your English significantly. All the best!

    Monday, August 6th 2018

I understood the lecture andd got the full mark
than you very much Rebecca

Sunday, July 1st 2018

Thx Rebecca, this lesson help I improve my writing effect! :D

Sunday, July 1st 2018

I get confused…got 80.

Monday, July 2nd 2018

Thank you very much!

Monday, July 2nd 2018

Thank you very much, Rebecca!

Monday, July 2nd 2018

I like to watch movies and to travel “abrod”.
Isn’t that “abroad”?

Monday, July 2nd 2018

    Yes, you are 100% right. I made a mistake, as I was distracted when writing on the board. Sorry about that. Good for you that you caught it! All the best, my friend.

    Monday, August 6th 2018

Got 100% ,Thank you Rebecca ur superb

Monday, July 2nd 2018

I have got 100) thank you for the lesson. I like your pronunciation very much

Monday, July 2nd 2018

Thank you so much ma’am for this new lesson. I love the way of your explanation.

Monday, July 2nd 2018

I want to know why my phone can not play all the videos.😭Anyone help me?

Monday, July 2nd 2018

Thanks a lot, Rebecca! Very useful lesson as usually! My result – 90 because I was inattentive in task 1. I should choose INCORRECT sentence…

Monday, July 2nd 2018

Thank you Rebecca I like your lesson and it is very useful.
I want to improve my english so i need someone to practice english with him .
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Monday, July 2nd 2018

Got 100. Thank you very much

Monday, July 2nd 2018

Thank you so much!I could fix my fault correctly.

Monday, July 2nd 2018

Hi Rebecca.

I really appreciate your job. Your way to explain is superb!. If is possible, could you seggest me some websites to practice the parallelism?

Monday, July 2nd 2018

A little confused because you need know nouns, verbs, adverbs and so one but anyway I’m improving my skills and be much better day by day, thanks to Rebecca!

Monday, July 2nd 2018

    Yes, you are right. You do need to be able to identify the various parts of speech. We have various engVid lessons that explain these points. I wish you all the best.

    Monday, August 6th 2018

What’s wrong with the following sentence and what part of grammar does it belong to? ‘If it was not going to work, I would’ve told you’.

Tuesday, July 3rd 2018

Hi Rebecca.
The lesson was great for my. It helps me to understand english languaje. One question, in the lesson, there is the next sentence:
I like to watch movies and to travel “abrod”. Is correct “abrod” ? or it will be “abroad” ?


Tuesday, July 3rd 2018

Dear EngVid, can you make a video about putting the verb “to be” in a sentence. I am talking exactly about “Clauses” I think it is called so. For example: I don^t know what IS her name and I don^t know what her name IS. What is the difference between them. And what am I supposrd to use in order to sound more like a native. Please let James to mske this video. He is the best teacher ever by far. Thank you EngVid. I really appreciate it!!!! And you guys are the best

Tuesday, July 3rd 2018

Dear Rebecca;

I really enjoyed this lesson. It was very rich in content and useful, to improve some grammatical issues.


Tuesday, July 3rd 2018

Once Again, I got a wonderful lesson of English.. I scored 100 marks in this quiz.. Thank you Ma’am..

Tuesday, July 3rd 2018

I got 10 answers correct.
During your truly appreciated lesson, I tried to predict the correction of the parallelism as the following:
1- managerial ability to others and global working experience. Does the parallelism still remain correct preserving original words (to others and working)?
2- I replaced (finding) instead of (looking for) where the original is (to look). Is it acceptable as per the question to correct the faulty parallelism?
Thank you.
One more please: Is it correct to say highly appreciate?

Thursday, July 5th 2018

10/10! You’re the best teacher in the world!

Friday, July 6th 2018

    Apparently, you are the best student! I wish you continued success with your English, Frax90.

    Monday, August 6th 2018

Hi Rebecca!
It was very interesting and educative subject and I really enjoy your lessons too.
I have learned and understand a lot of them.
Best regards.

Friday, July 6th 2018

Great lesson. Thanks.

Friday, July 6th 2018

OOHH i loved this lesson. You speaking it’s very undertandble thank you so much

Friday, July 6th 2018

Hello Rebecca! I was able to note that in sentences with word sequences, before the last word antecipated by the word ‘and’ you put a comma. In Portuguese in these cases we do not put a comma before the last word in a sequence anticipated by ‘and’. Is this correct for the written English language?

Friday, July 6th 2018

Thank you so much Rebecca

Saturday, July 7th 2018

Hi Rebecca, thank you very much for your vitality, clarity and simplicity in your presentations.
However this lesson gets a problem for me.
Can I ask to you the following question ?
If Janet just sings but not dances and if my decision is only founded on two view points and not three ? What happens with the style ?
The academic cercles considers this like a mistake but what about my honesty and my ability to look things as they are ?

Saturday, July 7th 2018

    No problem Serge T. You should maintain the parallelism, even if you have only two examples. You do not have to give three examples. All the best to you.

    Monday, August 6th 2018

Thanks a lot Rebecca

Saturday, July 7th 2018

I got 90, not bad 😆, you know, you’re special, Good and amazing

Monday, July 9th 2018

Thanks, Rebecca for explaining parallelism.

Tuesday, July 10th 2018

Thanks a lot, Rebecca…it’s a very helpful lesson

Wednesday, July 11th 2018

Thank you. it was a good opportunity. I got 7 out 10

Thursday, July 12th 2018

Thanks for a great ,informative and interesting lecture.

Thursday, July 12th 2018

–topic recomendation —
Hello Rebecca
You are great at this job. Thanks for the lessons. I just would like to recomend a topic that I believe in that it is really challenging for the most of English students. The topic is when we should use “which” and “that”and even “those” as a conjucture in the sentences.
Thank you in advance


Saturday, July 14th 2018

ESL students are so lucky to have you ,Rebecca.I love the way you teach as you turn complicated lessons into much more easier ones.can you please make a video on the present perfect tense? I am having a hard time using it. thanks in advance !

Monday, July 16th 2018

Thank you, Rebecca, I got 90
from testing and great lesson to improve my English.

Tuesday, July 17th 2018

Hi Rebecca! The lesson was meaningful, fruitful and helpful for us. I couldn’t get right the first MCQ of the quiz. Do the dishes, mop the floor and set the table looked parallel but it turned out to be wrong. Need some explanation on it. Thanks

Wednesday, July 18th 2018

    You were supposed to choose the sentence that was wrong. The correct sentence would have been:

    We need to do the dishes, mop the floor, and set the table.

    All the best, Ashifa.

    Monday, August 6th 2018

Thank you for the lecture at least i have learnt something new today

Thursday, July 19th 2018

    Yeah! So glad you did, Emeka!

    Monday, August 6th 2018

Hi Rebecca, In the last example of parallelism “Let’s start by checking your essay and look for any faulty parallelism”, wouldn’t it be better to just say “Let’s start by checking your essay for any faulty parallelism?” Isn’t checking considered to already look after mistakes? Thank you so much!

Thursday, July 19th 2018

Hi, Rebecca, thank you for this helpful lesson, I did the quiz and got 90. The NO.8 “Chloe’s work requires concentration, accuracy, and patience.” Would you help me out with correct it to parallelism, I’m confused.

Saturday, July 21st 2018

    Not sure why you got it wrong. Maybe you marked the wrong answer by mistake? I did the test just now and got it right.

    8. Chloe’s work requires concentration, accuracy, and patience.

    This sentence is parallel.

    Good for you that you care and are paying attention. All the best to you, Yajing Wang.

    Monday, August 6th 2018

Superb lessons for tonight! I got 90 and Flattered with my result. You’re such an angel in disguise. I never thought it would be as easy as that! salute to you Rebecca.

Sunday, July 22nd 2018

    Thank you for your very kind words. So glad you found the lesson helpful. This one change can make a big difference in the quality of your writing. Thanks for watching and recognizing that. All the best to you, JulietRN.

    Monday, August 6th 2018

Thanks for this another useful lesson Rebecca!

Sunday, July 22nd 2018

I enjoy your thoroughness and clarity.

Tuesday, July 24th 2018

Hi Rebecca.

I really appreciate your job. Your way to explain is Excellent,thank you so much.

Wednesday, July 25th 2018

You made the lesson useful, understandable, and easy

Thursday, July 26th 2018

    Thanks for your great comment in perfect English. All the best to you, abdotam.

    Monday, August 6th 2018

thank you so much

Thursday, July 26th 2018

Thank you Rebecca! It was very interesting!

Monday, July 30th 2018

I’ve been teaching E for 18 years. Today I understand what’s meant by PARALLELISM.
Thanks a lot
You are brilliant

Wednesday, August 1st 2018

    You’re brilliant for getting it and being open to learning all your life. That’s not just brilliant, but also wise. Hats off to you, my friend.

    Monday, August 6th 2018

Thank you for helping me understand parallelism.

What’s the correct way to say question 8?


Saturday, August 4th 2018

My best wishes to all of you who took this lesson seriously. Applying the principle of parallelism while speaking and writing will make a huge difference in the quality of your English.

Monday, August 6th 2018

thanks for your effort, God bless you

Tuesday, August 7th 2018

Hi Rebecca. I am just getting back to Engvid after a couple of months of busy work. I felt I needed to. Even though I can keep things that I have learned in mind, it is important to go over some topics to get a better, more accurate, and more consistent English.

Thanks for your work. Kind regards.

Thursday, August 9th 2018

This lesson is awesome Rebecca, I really want more this kind of lesson.

Friday, August 10th 2018

Scored 100 , thank God . I thank Miss Rebecca for her class, and the way she did . Too good!

Saturday, August 11th 2018

got 10 out of 10 but can i get more quizz or link, to practice.

Wednesday, August 15th 2018

You really made this lesson so easier than it ever was… I really enjoyed doing this lesson.. Good job!! 😊😊

Sunday, August 26th 2018

Great lesson. thank you so much Rebecca.

Wednesday, August 29th 2018

Thank you Miss Rebecca

Saturday, September 1st 2018

Thanks you Rebecca, finally the secret was revelead :)

Tuesday, September 4th 2018

Thank you Miss Rebecca, your lessons are very interesting and useful.

Friday, September 7th 2018


Friday, September 7th 2018

Hello Rebecca. Why we did’nt use: I usually having dinner, watching TV, and falling asleep.
Thanks for your help.

Monday, September 17th 2018

You are amazing.I am loving your teaching style.I hope your lessons will solve my problems:)
Thank you:)

Thursday, September 20th 2018

10/10. great lesson!

Friday, September 21st 2018

Thank you very much and hope to see more new lessons.

Wednesday, September 26th 2018


Friday, October 12th 2018

very usefull. thank you so much!

Friday, October 26th 2018

9 of 10 Thank you so much.I really apreciate all your time .I was looking how to improve my English , and I foun it.
Thanks a lot , you are awesome 🎖🎖🎖🎖🎖

Tuesday, October 30th 2018

Thank you

Saturday, November 24th 2018

Thank you… Hehehe… Q1, I miss careful reading.

Saturday, November 24th 2018


Thursday, November 29th 2018

why “We need to do the dishes, mop the floor, and set the table” is incorrect?

Saturday, December 15th 2018

Ms. Rebecca you are excellent teacher and your teaching is awesome. I wish to follow more lectures like this. Thank you.

Tuesday, January 1st 2019

thank you Rebecca

Tuesday, January 1st 2019

Thanks a lot Rebecca! Your explanation about Parallelism was clear,parallel and great.As for me it was a secret revealed too.Keep up the good work!

Monday, January 7th 2019

Oooh to bad only get 60, thanks Maam

Sunday, February 10th 2019

Mind blown. I often use this but i didn’t know how to name it up until now. Paralleling is so much fun and mastering it pays off. Bye!!!

Tuesday, February 12th 2019


Monday, February 18th 2019

Got 100 :) you are the best Rebecca

Wednesday, February 27th 2019

Thank you Rebecca i realy appriciate your teaching system i like it.Thank you again.

Saturday, March 9th 2019

thank you so much for your help. you are serious and able understanding

Tuesday, March 19th 2019

Thank you Rebecca. I like this lesson. You made it clearly, perspicuous, effective.
Thank you all engVid senseis.

Ken JP

Tuesday, March 26th 2019

💐💐Would you like to make a lecture on legal research article?

Wednesday, March 27th 2019

    Mam, Please, make a lecture on ‘how to write a research article’?

    Saturday, April 6th 2019

I got it. Your description is so easy. I am still confused. But with practice I can master it.
Thankyou Mam

Thursday, April 11th 2019

A very good lesson.
I shall have to watch this video again.

Tuesday, April 23rd 2019

very good lesson

Saturday, May 4th 2019

Hi Rebecca, Thank you immensely for your marvellous lesson. Today I learn the Parallelism. Writing in this way is very beautiful, marvellous and magic ❤️

Saturday, May 4th 2019

You make things easier

Tuesday, May 14th 2019

Though I knew that rule, I did not realize how I often use faulty parallelism in my writing. You gave us good examples, especially the 5th one. Best wishes Rebecca. Btw, if someone is searching for a conversation partner to improve speaking skills, feel free to message me! Bye-bye.

Saturday, June 1st 2019

I got 100 , thanks for a good explanation..!!

Sunday, June 16th 2019

Wow! It’s so pleasure to learn English in your voice.

Wednesday, July 10th 2019

Thank you, teacher. I enjoy your lessons.

Thursday, July 18th 2019

very informative lectures.

Tuesday, July 23rd 2019

10/10 thank you Rebecca, your teaching is excellent!

Wednesday, August 7th 2019

Got 100!!!!
Thank you Rebecca;you ease complicated things..
Thank you

Monday, August 19th 2019

I got 100!!!
Thank you Rebecca. You are Awesome. Taught the concept in a pleasant way.
I learned a lot about parallelism

Saturday, September 28th 2019

Thank you Rebecca! It’s cool…

Tuesday, October 8th 2019

Thank you Rebecca. It is very helpful!

Saturday, October 19th 2019

I got 100, thanks

Thursday, December 19th 2019

Yeaaah I got 100. Thank you so much Rebecca.

Wednesday, December 25th 2019

i scored 10/10. thank you so much. looking forward for more videos

Sunday, December 29th 2019

Hi Rebeca,

I got 100.!!!

Thanks a lot for teaching us this useful and helpful topic.

Sunday, December 29th 2019

I got 90, super happy

Sunday, January 5th 2020

Great lecture, Robecca. I’m so sorry to ask you again about the names of a few books to read to improve my reading and writing skills. I ‘m new to the website, I don’t know how to check the answers to my questions.
Thank you for your time!

Thursday, January 16th 2020

Thank you, Rebeca, This lesson is interesting, educational and fuitful.

Monday, February 24th 2020

Thanks very much

Wednesday, March 18th 2020

9/10, thank you very much!

Saturday, March 21st 2020

thank you so much

Sunday, March 29th 2020

Thanks a lot for clarification.

Sunday, April 5th 2020

Wow thanks to your lesson I finally got 100% after watching it two times!

Tuesday, April 7th 2020

thank you Rebecca, you merit a present.

Wednesday, April 8th 2020

Thank you Rebecca.

Monday, April 13th 2020

Got also 90. I just listen to the lesson one time, so the teacher is good :). I’m a French Canadian living in France, supporting a small group of English-speaking people. EngVid.com is a very good site to learn how to speak English, indeed.
Thank you very much, Rebecca.

Tuesday, April 21st 2020

I got hundred

Wednesday, April 29th 2020

Question no.1, have selected option-2 as the answer, but it is incorrect. Could you please correct me, Rebecca? We need to do the dishes, mop the floor, and set the table. Is it not?

Friday, May 29th 2020

I revisited the question and found the fault. Thank you, Rebecca. Great learning.

Friday, May 29th 2020

I got 10/10. Thanks Rebecca, great lesson!

Tuesday, June 23rd 2020

Thanks, Rebecca! You’re a great teacher!

Tuesday, June 30th 2020

Thank you Rebecca

Monday, July 6th 2020

Oh!thats a great and an effective lesson.This is the first time,I got 10 out of 10.

Sunday, July 19th 2020

I got a 100! Thank you Rebecca for teaching Parallelism. I really enjoyed it!

Saturday, August 1st 2020

Get 100! Quite nice quiz! Rebecca you’re a great professor!

Wednesday, August 12th 2020

Thanks a million mam for the lesson of knowing a difference in writing and speaking through parallelism.This lesson was clear,informative and useful.I haven’t known the meaning of parallelism before especially in speaking and writing in English.you are amazing,great and wonderful mam.I love your lesson as always.you make every complicated lesson into easier once.

Friday, August 14th 2020

You make every complicated lesson into much more easier one.

Friday, August 14th 2020

it’s very helpful lesson, thank you rebecca.

Tuesday, September 1st 2020

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