faclty parallelism?

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How should I make this sentence correct? Grammarly states it has faulty parrallelism because of the words .... not limited and ....have in this sentence.

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The magnitude and distribution of this social concern has not limited itself to two consensual adults but have become more apparent in the youth community; affecting not only the United States region but all geographical areas and including all races, ethnics, gender and age groups.
asked Feb 14 '12 at 12:57 Tonia Locklear New member

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Social concern is singular which would seemingly require singular verb, but the proper subject is "magnitude and distribution" or two things - thus, plural verb. I prefer "have not limited" to Tolleys answer above but I agree the thought is better divided in two sentences. It is easier to read and comprehend that way.

link comment answered Feb 15 '12 at 23:14 Tuula Salonen New member

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