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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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Objects in parallel structure

John bought himself the lightest, the most recently manufactured, and the least expensive camera in Singapore. Can this possibly mean that there are three cameras in total?
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Using “have been”

I would like to know which of these sentences is correct: 1) The code changes have been done and have been checked in. 2) The code changes have been done and checked in. 3) The code ...
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Help parse “There is much more to preventing employee crime than background checks…”

Consider: There is much more to preventing employee crime than background checks and traditional audits. It's not just about the employees you don't know; some of the biggest crimes are committed ...
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Parallel constructions in “than” sentences

Then out spake brave Horatius, The Captain of the Gate: "To every man upon this earth Death cometh soon or late. And how can man die better Than facing fearful odds, For the ashes of his fathers, And ...
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important or importantly

This is an important empirical properties. This is an importantly empirical properties. Which one is correct? Do they mean different things?
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Two possessive pronouns (hers, yours) in a sentence

You both have good cars. But hers is better than yours. Can I say that? I know that I can say "But her car is better than yours." Would it be too much to use two possessive pronouns in a sentence?
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Is it wrong to say “I sent you many emails this week”?

When I'm writing to a person who didn't reply to a lot of emails I sent him, is it wrong to say "I sent you many emails this week but I haven't received any replies"? Must I say "I've sent you many ...