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Parallelism is about balancing similar words, phrases, or clauses identified by similarity in its grammatical structure. The application of parallelism in sentence construction can sometimes improve writing style, clearness, and readability.

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... as many...as... so...that... There are many more correlative conjunctions, but these will suffice. Here's how the parallelism rule works: He is NOT ONLY happy BUT ALSO tired. = correct because … parallel, which is what confuses me. Why do these cases break the parallelism rule? He is AS strong AS an ox. = correct, yet "strong" (adjective) is not parallel to "an ox" (noun). What gives? I was SO …
asked Apr 28 '17 by Peter