Parallel Structure With Clauses
When you’re creating parallel structure with clauses, ensure the format of the first clause is maintained in the second clause. Be sure to check the nouns, the adjectives, the adverbs, and the verb tenses.
The blueberry tea is excellent, and I like the strawberry tea.
If your clauses change tack at all, you can rewrite the sentence so that it’s parallel, or you can write the clauses as two sentences.
The blueberry tea is excellent, but I really like the strawberry tea.
The blueberry tea is excellent. I also like the strawberry tea.
She had studied hard for her exams, and there was pride in the results.
She had studied hard for her exams, and she was proud of the results.
His new novel is funny, which was making it sell quickly.
His new novel is funny, which has made it popular.
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