What is the definition of parallel sentence?

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Mar 17, 2018

Parallel structure is the consistent usage of one particular form of writing in a sentence.


Parallel sentences:

He likes to read, eat, and sleep.

Amy wants to bathe and eat.

"I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him." -William Shakespeare, Julius Caesar Act III, Scene II.

Not parallel sentences:

She is smart, demonstrates leadership, and plays the flute.

Cora wants to hike, and she doesn't like reading.