Parallel structureOctober 19, 2008
One thing I check for when I’m editing, is parallel structure in lists, topic headings and the like. It’s often hard to get others to see what I mean by a ‘parallel list’, so I use examples. Even then, I’m still not 100% sure they ‘get it’.
The Online Writing Lab at Purdue University (OWL at Purdue) has a great explanation of parallel structure, with some simple examples. You can read about it here:
[Link last checked December 2012]