I am trying to form a parallel sentence. My first attempt is this:

"Good health requires right eating and regular exercising."

But I am not sure if this is grammatically correct. The other way I can write it is:

"Good health requires right diet and regular exercise."

Which of these options is more suitable?

  • Both are correct and define parallel structures. Dec 7, 2020 at 16:53
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    @Dhanishtha Ghosh - I agree. If you make this into an answer, the OP can officially accept the answer. Dec 7, 2020 at 16:55

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I would suggest that "right eating" is an unusual and off-puttign phrase. I woulds suggest "proper" instead, which gives

Good health requires proper diet and regular exercise.

This is a parallel construction and fully correct.


Good health requires right eating and regular exercising.

Correct. This is a parallel structure. eating and exercising are both gerunds.

Good health requires right diet and regular exercise.

Correct as well. diet and exercise both are nouns.

The part of speech of both phrases remain the same and hence, they are parallel structures.

  • "right eating" and "right diet" are both pretty awkward phrases to a native English speaker. Dec 7, 2020 at 18:08

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