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Directions: Read the sentence below. Then choose the option that maintains parallel structure.

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When Delores realized that her father had made lima beans and rice for dinner, she __________, claimed to feel nauseous, and excused herself from the table. The bag of stale popcorn in her room would tide her over until breakfast.
  1. clutched her stomach
  2. was clutching her stomach
  3. did clutch her stomach