Saturday, October 2, 2010


A conversation with Chad on Thursday forced me to turn to my book for answers on this topic. When checking for parallelism I tend to just look at the verbs in the item in question. For example, I would check to make sure all of the tenses matched. However, when I referred to the book I found parallelism can lie not just in verb tense, but also in any part of speech in the series. A series is in parallel form only when each term belongs to the same part of speech, which does not necessarily have to be a verb.

1 comment:

Chad said...

Awesome, Ashley! Yeah, parallelism simply refers to grammatically parallel structures in a series, whether they be verbs, noun phrases, adjectives, adverbs, or whatever. It's fun checking for this sort of thing whenever you're reading something.

Then again, I'm just a dork. :P