Parallelism

Parallelism - IUPUI University Writing Center Because writers need readers Cavanaugh 427 274-2049 Parallelism(Defined Explained Illustrated Two

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IUPUI University Writing Center “Because writers need readers” Cavanaugh 427 274-2049 Parallelism (Defined, Explained, Illustrated) Two types of football in America, three different races held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, four qualities of a leader--it's not uncommon to speak about pairs or groups of things: when we write about these things (sometimes referred to as "items in a series"), we have to follow certain “writing conventions”(meaning ways of producing effective texts) have to be followed for our readers to be able to follow our meaning. One of the conventions is the use of a conjunction between two items (stadium football and arena football ) and the use of commas when more than two are named (the Indy 500, the Brickyard 400, and Formula 1 ). Another convention is parallelism. Just as the parallel bars of a gymnast have to be equidistant from each other, the items in a series have to be equal; that is, all of the items have to be expressed in the same grammatical form. Parallelism helps a reader in two ways: when
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This note was uploaded on 10/22/2011 for the course COMM G310 taught by Professor Sandwina during the Spring '09 term at IUPUI.

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Parallelism - IUPUI University Writing Center Because writers need readers Cavanaugh 427 274-2049 Parallelism(Defined Explained Illustrated Two

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