Sentence -"Our pet alligator has been stalking neighborhood pets because my brother Billy forgets to feed the poor reptile."

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    I do not see how the issue of parallelism is involved in this sentence. What makes you think that it needs or lacks parallelism? Please give more details. – Jeff Morrow Jan 20 at 20:51
  • Well I was trying to get at that point exactly. I'm going to reword the sentence as stated by the rules. – Ian Simons Jan 21 at 0:23
  • Yes, it lacks parallelism. No, it doesn't matter in this case. To be parallel, either the first part should be our pet alligator stalks or the second part should be Billy has been forgetting. But there is nothing confusing about the different verb tenses here. It's a matter of style rather than grammar. – Jason Bassford Jan 21 at 5:58

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