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I am not sure if this sentence is a correct usage of parallel structure: There is no electricity, no water supply, and no health centers in the area.

We would say "There are no health centers", so would this be wrong? Thank you!

  • Hello, Kohei. This question is more suited to our sister site, ELL. However, you're right in thinking that the unparalleled plural noun makes this ungrammatical. You've got to go with the clunky 'There is no electricity, no water supply, and there are no health centers in the area' or rephrase. – Edwin Ashworth Jun 12 at 16:08
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    You could replace "health centres" with "health centre provision". That would be the simplest answer. – BoldBen Jun 13 at 6:16

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