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We all know that verbs can be inflected for verb tense and sometimes for non-tensed adjective, adverb an noun functions. When writing parallel structures with verbs, write your parallel structures in a way that will be easiest for your reader to understand. 121 more words
You probably know that a parallel structure is a set of two or more words or phrases joined with a conjunction, like and or or. 115 more words
In a parallel construction of two or more elements, use and when all the listed elements are true for the given situation. Use or when there is a choice, or when the conjoined elements exist in a negative statement. 212 more words
Parallel constructions can join two or more prefixes to the same word. Use a space after the first hyphen and other subsequent hyphens until the last prefix. 69 more words
In short parallel structures, separate elements using commas:
To make an apple pie, you need apples, sugar, butter, flour, and salt.
In parallel constructions where the conjoined elements are long, and especially where one or more elements includes internal commas, separate elements using semicolons, and precede the list with a colon.38 more words