Parallel Structure

By: Hannah Green

Parallel Structure

EX A. They went TO London, TO Rome and TO Paris.

-TO is repeated

EX B. He wanted TO walk out, TO get in his car and drive forever, TO leave and never come back.

-TO and AND is repeated

Parallelism is a repetition of structure

A. EX:

NOT: She likes ball games, hikes and going to picnics.

BUT: She likes ball games, hike and picnics.

-Look for the common Denominator

-A parallelism do not say the same thing in different words. The repetition is a repetition of STRUCTURE.

-Whenever a sentence contains two or more similar elements, these elements must be kept parallel, no matter how small they are.

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