Faulty parallelism

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Most of all, I am hoping that my chosen subject will give me a strong foundation to take upon a successful career as a software engineer and gaining access to my chosen course is the first step towards this.

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Most of all, I am hoping that my chosen subject will give me a strong foundation to take upon a successful career as a software engineer and gaining access to my chosen course is the first step towards this.
asked Nov 21 '12 at 20:07 Adam Khan New member

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Most of all, I am hoping that my chosen subject will give me a strong foundation to take upon a successful career as a software engineer and to gain access to my chosen course is the first step towards this.

link comment answered Nov 22 '12 at 03:42 sanjay Expert
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This is a compound sentence. The first independent clause is:

'Most of all, I am hoping that my chosen subject will give me a strong foundation to take upon a successful career as a software engineer'

 

The second is:

'gaining access to my chosen course is the first step towards this.'

The subject of this clause is 'gaining access' ('to gain access' is also acceptable).

 

A comma before the conjunction 'and' is the appropriate punctuation here.

link comment answered Nov 22 '12 at 13:27 Lewis Neidhardt Grammarly Fellow

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