This week we have looked at the use of parallel structure in a list. You have seen several examples of sentences with lists that do not use parallel structure and thought about how to revise them. As you look back at some of those sentences, what effect do you think that parallel structure has? Does it make sentences easier to understand? Does it make the sentences sound more rhythmic? Or would you argue that parallel structure is not that important? Answer in a paragraph, and quote sentences that do or do not use parallel structure in your response.
Respond to the point of view expressed in at least one other person’s post. Do you share the person’s point of view? Why or why not? Answer in a paragraph. (Classmate’s post is below)
Using parallel structure in writing makes sentences more concise and easier to understand. An important thing to keep in mind when using parallel structure correctly is the sentence must be in the same grammatical form. It should also be one clause. For example this sentence, ” I raise goats, ducks and I also raise chickens” is not correct. It should instead say ” I raise goats, ducks, and chickens.” If you wanted to emphasize you raise a lot of chickens, you could say ” I raise goats. ducks and a lot of chickens.”
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