Faulty parallelism

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i need to revise the following sentences to eliminate faulty parallelism. 1- The narrator of Invisible Man was idealistic, was intelligent, and tried to advance the cause of black people. 2- Holden Caufield, the main character of Catcher in the Rye, rejected hypocrisy in other people but was ignoring his own hypocrisy. 3- Thornton Wilder won Pulitzer prixes not only for her plays Our town and The Skin of our Teeth but also he won won for his novel The Bridge of San Luis Rey.                                               

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I am told that we are not supposed to do your homework for you, but allow me to provide some guidance along your way..

 

If you want to form a new post with a non-homework question, I will happily elaborate.

 

1- The narrator of Invisible Man (1) was idealistic, (2) was intelligent, and (3) tried to advance the cause of black people.

(3) "tried" needs to become...

 

2- Holden Caufield, the main character of Catcher in the Rye, (1) rejected hypocrisy in other people but (2) was ignoring his own hypocrisy.

(2) "was ignoring" needs to become...

 

3- Thornton Wilder won Pulitzer prizes (1) not only for her plays Our town and The Skin of our Teeth (2) but also he won for his novel The Bridge of San Luis Rey.

(2) "but also..."

link comment edited Sep 04 '13 at 04:57 Aaron Prejean Expert

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