Waving, not drowning

Parallel construction: Sound boring? Well, if you don’t take heed of parallel construction, your writing Shadow┬áParallel structure means using the same pattern of words to show that two or more ideas have the same level of importance. For example, here’s what you should avoid: ‘Dr Duffy lectured, was shouting and waved his arms.’ Here’s the same information, but using parallel construction: ‘Dr Duffy lectured, shouted and waved his arms.’ That is so much more powerful.

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