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Correlative Conjunctions.  

Stacy Christiansen

in AMA Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors (11th edn)

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Parallelism may rely on accepted cues (either/or, neither/nor, not only/but also, both/and). All elements of the parallelism that appear on one side of the coordinating conjunction should match corresponding elements on the other side. Note: Either/or is used with only 2 comparators (use with more than 2 items is considered nonstandard)....

Elliptical Comparisons.  

Stacy Christiansen

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The conjunction than often introduces an abridged expression (eg, “You are younger than I [am young].)” Correct placement of than is important to avoid ambiguity. Previous | Next

In Series or Comparisons.  

Stacy Christiansen

in AMA Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors (11th edn)

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Parallel construction may also present a series or make comparisons. In these usages, the elements of the series or of the comparison should be parallel structures (eg, nouns with nouns, prepositional phrases with prepositional phrases). (Note that it is not necessary to repeat auxiliary verbs in a correctly built parallel construction.)...

Lists.  

Stacy Christiansen

in AMA Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors (11th edn)

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Parallel construction is also important in lists, whether run in or set off by bullets or some other device (see 8.2.2, Semicolon, and 18.5, Enumerations). After completing this CME exercise, readers should be able to ■ identify the causal mechanism of the disease, ■...
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Parallel Construction.  

Stacy Christiansen

in AMA Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors (11th edn)

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Feb 2020
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10.1093/jama/9780190246556.003.0007.021.0136
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Parallel construction is a series of like elements that can be used to build a sentence or emphasize a point. Each element used in a parallel construction has to match the others (eg, verb phrases, clauses, sentences).2 Previous | Next Parallelism may rely on accepted cues (...

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