Express parallel ideas words, phrases, clauses, or sentences in parallel form. Wrong; Program was stimulating and a challenge. Right: Program was stimulating and challenging. Wrong: He was hot, cranky, and needed food. Right: He was hot, cranky, and hungry. Parallel structure means using the same pattern of words. For example, Tom enjoys singing, dancing, and swimming. All words end in “ing.” Read your paper and pause at the words AND and OR. Look on each side of these words to ensure the words are parallel.
Refrain from using "everyone knows," "it is obvious," "this must be the case," "clearly" .Even words as innocuous as “very” and “merely” are out!
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