Both..and, and other constructions for parallelism

<p>I posted this in another topic, but no response, so I made my own.</p>

<p>How strict is the parallelism requirement? Both..and for example, would this be incorrect in an SAT question:</p>

<p>...both in China and Italy...</p>

<p>Would in need to be placed before Italy? Would this also be wrong:</p>

<p> both China and in Italy...</p>

<p>Wrong for the same reason?</p>

<p>Generally, how "parallel" must parallel be?</p>

<p>Also, can someone just quickly explain correct and incorrect uses of "as," "would," and constructions of past tense ranging from "did, have done, had done?" Thanks.</p>

<p>The phrase goes like this . . . </p>

<p>both . . . and . . . </p>

<p>It's similar to . . . </p>

<p>either . . . or . . .
neither . . . nor . . . </p>

<p>So to answer your question, things should be 'moderately parallel.'</p>

<p>In both China and Italy.</p>

<p>Would "both in China and in Italy" work too?</p>

<p>What about the would, as, and types of past tenses. The past tenses are especially confusing as I don't know when to use something like "did, have done, had done." What are the different situations?</p>

<p>I'm not sure, but I think that the word 'in' is usually before 'both' in the SAT questions. If you find a practice test where it's different, you can always look at the right answer.</p>