Parallelism

When ideas are parallel, make them parallel in structure.

                              Which one does not fit? Two are "parallel." One is not.

What to look for:

                                                                Conjunctions   

                                                   1st word or phrase in item

Examples:

"[And the music began to absorb me physically.]I could smell it and touch it and feel it as well as hear it." ~ Go Ask Alice, Anonymous (page 34)

  • "smell it" :: verb + object

"He 'knows' whom to corrupt, whom to avoid, whose compassion to arouse, whom to resist." ~ Survival In Auschwitz (page 57)

  • "whom to avoid" :: infinitive + object
  • "whose compassion to arouse" :: modifier + infinitive + object

Non-Examples:

“[And the music began to absorb me physically.]” I could smell it and touch it and feel and hear it.

We went snowboarding, to the gym to play basketball, and fishing while we were away.

Correction:

We went snowboarding, played basketball, and went fishing while we were away.

You Try:

I like singing, dancing, and to play the piano.

Works Cited

Anon, (2014). [image] Available at: http://www.appszoom.com/android-game/odd-one-out-... [Accessed 6 Nov. 2014].

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