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It was more an inventive construction than based on serious historical research.

Is it an example of faulty parallelism "construction/based", or is it acceptable if spoken with emphasis on "inventive"?

  • I think you need to give us more context in order to deal properly with this. – WS2 Mar 13 '14 at 6:56
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    It was more an inventive construction than one based on serious historical research. ( one ='construction') – Kris Mar 13 '14 at 7:40
  • Context: Spengler's theory was highly speculative. It was more an inventive construction than based on serious historical research. Walter Laqueur called it "a guide for confused people". – jules Mar 13 '14 at 7:59
  • @Kris That would be a good answer (with some explanation). – nxx Mar 13 '14 at 13:41
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It was more an inventive construction than one based on serious historical research.
(one ='construction')

I thought that was rather obvious.

The author has either inadvertently omitted the parallel element, or has let it elide.

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