Faulty parallelism?

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How can it be faulty parallelism when both verbs are in the past tense?

See example:

Many misunderstood this synthetic estrogen and used it for many things.
asked Apr 17 '11 at 09:04 Courtney Contributor

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Courtney, 

 

There was probably a fluke with the program.  Your sentence is correct.

link comment answered Apr 18 '11 at 17:17 Kimberly Expert
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I would include the subject e.g. "many patients", plus avoid word repetition

link answered Jun 01 '11 at 11:02 Gabedude Contributor

Thank you. Actually, the many would include doctors, farmers, and so on. The section was on DES. Farmers gave it to livestock, doctors prescribed it for about everything, and so on.

CourtneyApr 11 '12 at 17:23

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