Get Me Rewrite: Parallel structure ... or how to make patterns work for you
By Brian Moore, #GrumpyGrammarGuru
Even as infants, humans detect patterns in their environment. Patterns promote learning: sunrise to sunset, lullabies and bedtime, the 1,372nd reading of "Goodnight Moon,” letters, numbers, geometry, grammar.
Writers should use patterns like parallel structure to ensure their work is understandable.
Parallel structure means using the pattern of words to h…