Embed / Share - Created by the Evergreen Writing Center Library Parallel Structure Parallel structure adds both clout and clarity to your writing
Parallel structure (also called parallelism) is the repetition of a chosen grammatical form within a sentence.By making each compared item or idea in your sentence follow the same grammatical pattern, you create a Example Not Parallel: Ellen likes hiking, the rodeo, and to take afternoon naps. Parallel: When you connect two or more clauses or phrases with a coordinating conjunction (for, and, nor, but, Example When you connect two clauses or phrases with a correlative conjunction (not only but also, etc.), use parallel structure. Example Not Parallel: My dog not only likes to play fetch, but also chase cars. :
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When you use parallel structure you increase the readability of your writing by creating word patterns readers can follow easily Understanding Parallel Structure Parallel structure also called parallelism is the repe tition of a chosen grammatical f ID: 5775 Download Pdf