In my English class, my teacher gave me a sentence and asked me to correct it, knowing that the sentence is incorrect regarding the parallelism. The original sentence goes like this:
- The candidate's platform included a tax code reform, an improved school system, and reviving good relations with the unions.
My attempt was like this:
- The candidate's platform included a tax code reform, an improved school system, and a revival of good ralations with the unions.
However, my teacher insisted that my response had been completely wrong. In addition, she gave me the official solution (coming from the answer key section of her book):
- The candidate's platform included reforming the tax code, improving the schools, and reviving good relations with the unions.
Everything ended here, she did not gave me the explicit explanation or any supplement materials so that I would never make the same mistake again. As a result, I got really frustrated. I wonder if anyone can help me out? Was my response correct because there may have been several solutions to an English exercise? Or if I was wrong, would someone explain why?