How do I word the bulleted items so they are not consider wordy or run-on?

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The following are components within directive leadership:.

Denotes firmness.

Requires complete adherence for outlined instructions from its sudsidaries.

Places emphasis on expected performance from its subsidaries.

Restricts innovation and creativity of its subsidiaries.

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Requires complete adherence for outlined instructions from its sudsidaries.
asked Oct 29 '12 at 02:08 Christie Harris New member

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A list -- whether vertical as is yours, or run-in horizontally -- after a colon does not create a run-on sentence.

 

There is one rule, however, that you must follow with lists. They all must be grammatically and logically parallel. If one is a sentence fragment, they all must be fragments. If one is a complete sentence, they all must be complete sentences. They must all be in the same verb tense.

 

Although your first item has followed the rules to this point, it is not parallel to the others in that it describes "directive leadership" as a whole, while the others refer to "components with." You need to reword the first list item.

 

I hope this helps.

link comment answered Oct 29 '12 at 03:32 Jeff Pribyl Grammarly Fellow

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