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Parallel structure

Parallel structure


Parallel structure

Parallel structure (struktur kalimat paralel/serasi)

Dalam menulis kalimat semua komponen harus secara tata bahasa serasi atau paralel ketika komponen-komponen itu dalam bentuk daftar atau seri


For example

  • Noun dengan Noun
  • Verb-1 dengan Verb-1
  • Adjective dengan Adjective
  • Adverb dengan Adverb 
  • and So on (dan sebagainya)


No Not Parallel and Wrong
(Tidak serasi dan Salah)
Parallel and Ringht
(Serasi dan Benar)
1 Mr.Simon is rich(adj), kind(adj), and slowly.(adv) Mr.Simon is rich(adj), kind(adj) and slow.(adj)
2 He is an engineer (noun), a businessman(noun), and he teaches(clause). He is an engineer (noun), a businessman(noun), and a teaches(noun).
3 Dianna works slowly(adv) and silent(adj). Dianna works slowly(adv) and silently(adv).
4 I like to study(verb-1), swim(verb-1), and running(verb-1+ing).

I like to study(verb-1), swam(verb-2), and running(verb-1+ing).
I like to study(verb-1), to swim(verb-1), and to run(verb-1).
5 She has to decide going to university(verb-1+ing+noun), or to get a job(verb-1+noun). She has to decide going to university(verb-1+ing+noun), or to getting a job(verb-1+ing+noun).
6 Sam entered(verb-2) the class room, sat down(verb-2), and is opening(be+verb-ing) his book. Sam entered(verb-2) the class room, sat down(verb-2), and opened(verb-2) his book.


NB :
  • Sumber :
    Slamet, Emilia dan Leila. 2013. A Handbook Of English Grammer. Yogyakarta : Pustaka Pelajar
    Sumber contoh kalimat : dictionary.cambridge.org, merriam-webster.com




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