Questions tagged [parallelism]

Parallelism is a writing style choice and not about grammar or correctness. Use this tag for questions about repeating similar constructions in clauses or sentences to make them have more impact on the reader.

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Can 'in depth' ever be a noun?

In the 'Introduction' to James Thurber's 'My Life and Hard Times,' I came across this sentence: 'He gained in depth and skill as he went along, of course.' I don't get how 'in depth' is used here. ...
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'Not only you are right, but also he is right.' Can I change it to 'Not only you but also he is right'?

Not only you are right, but also he is right. Can I change it to the following? Not only you but also he is right.
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a parallelism problem - the most interesting garment

Is there a parallelism issue with the following sentence? Prize money will be given to the best dressed, the worst dressed, and the most “interesting” garment. I'd appreciate your help.
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Parallelism structure

If you were to add up all of the people who have some psychiatric disorder, struggle with depression or suicidal thoughts, have been subjected to neglect or abuse, have dealt with tragedy or the death ...
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Pronoun in parallel form?

In parallelism like the following: X is as ____ as Y. X and Y should be of the identical grammatical structure, being either one word or a whole clause. For instance, The view from a humble ...
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Consistency in a list

When listing a number of things in a sentence, I know the word form of the items must be consistent like verb1, verb2, verb3 and so on. My question is, can gerund phrases and nouns can be in a list? ...
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Could(parallelism) accuracy. Other helping verbs possible?(present tense)

As an ESL, one cannot be completely accurate in their ''parallelism'' sometimes. Like this one: "If I can't tolerate simple criticisms or much worse even, I still couldn't regard myself as a ...
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Parrallel structure questions (something about phrase before and after “or”)

Sentence in question: To begin with, for students lacking determination or easily change their mind, a gap year may lure them away from future studies as many could lose interests in study during ...
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Building a Comparison

Today, while I was watching a video on YouTube, I came across the following sentence: Contrary to my personality, my sister is very outgoing and tends to make friends easily. From a meticulous ...
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or that were used… — is this grammatically fine?

Source: Networking Bible by Barrie Sosinsky (2009) Examples: Copper cabling or wires, which include different categories of Ethernet cable (designated by specifications such as CAT5 or CAT6), ...
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Parallelism - “answering” or “would answer”

Is my correction correct, as there is parallelism error? Original: In exchange, he agreed that the ABC would operate under the jurisdiction of the Defense and Interior Ministries, rather than ...
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is this parallelism grammatically correct?

does this sentence make sense "One of the reasons why spoken English teaching in China seems to be not really successful is not only because students lack of enthusiasm, but their teachers as well" ...