Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Parallel sentence structure

Look at the differences between the sentence diagrams in this post, and the concept of parallel sentence structure will be obvious.

Poor sentence structures
The bed was large, cold, and had lumps on it.
He was a hero, magician, and a warrior.
He was a hero, an elf, and warrior.
Correct sentence structures
The bed was large, cold, and lumpy.
The large, cold bed had lumps on it.
He was a hero, magician, and warrior.
 He was a hero, an elf and a warrior.

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