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Is the parallelism in these sentences correct or incorrect?

  1. Either the sportscasters attacked the coach for poor recruiting, or he was criticized for his ineffective drilling of the team.

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  2. Koala bears are not as appealing as they look because they have fleas, they have bad breath and tend to scratch.

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  3. Eddie is completely masculine, while Rodolpho is slightly girlish.

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  4. At the first sound of thunder, Little Lulu would not only dive under the blankets, but also cover her head with a mountain of stuffed toys.

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  5. Annie took a bottle of wine and a box of crackers, and brought ten CDs to her neighbour’s party.

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