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Parallelism

Writing is clearer when you express similar ideas with


similar grammatical structures
Use adjectives with adjectives, verbs with verbs, words
with words, and clauses with clauses
Example
Miss Tanaga is energetic, resourceful, and she can be relied on.
Miss Tanaga is energetic, resourceful, and reliable.
The new shredder helped us to save money, reduce pollution, and paper could be
recycled.
The new shredder helped us to save money, reduce pollution, and recycle paper.
Practice:
1. In our class, we have studied punctuation, spelling, and when to use capital letters.
2. Figures were checked, corrections were made, and we sent the report.
3. Claude tried to do what is right, different things, and make a profit.