Parallelism in a Sentence  🔊

Definition of Parallelism

using elements in writing sentences that are grammatically similar or symmetrical

Examples of Parallelism in a sentence

Parallelism in writing requires you to say ‘I like skiing, swimming, and dancing” instead of “I like skiing, to swim, and some dances.”  🔊

Because his work lacked parallelism, the author was encouraged to make the sentences in his intro more grammatically symmetrical.  🔊

The sentence ‘My face is washed, and my hair is combed” illustrates parallelism and natural phrase flow.  🔊

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