Posted by John T. on Sunday, September 12, 2010 at 1:37pm.
How do you make this into a parrell sentence? Thank you
Palm readers examine lines on the palm, fingers and their lengths, and the prominence of the mounts.
- English - Writeacher, Sunday, September 12, 2010 at 3:13pm
Any series (three or more items) needs to have all its parts in the same structure -- all nouns; all adjectives; all nouns with one adjective; all present participles; etc.
Here's what you have:
Palm readers examine lines
on the palm,
fingers and their lengths,
prominence of the mounts
You could say that each of the items in the series includes a noun, they are not parallel. Here's why:
~~on the palm = noun in prepositional phrase
~~fingers and their lengths = 2 nouns, one with a modifier
~~prominence of the mounts = noun with a prepositional phrase (including a 2nd noun) modifying it
How can you re-write this sentence so that all elements of the series are phrased with the same construction?
Read this carefully before you decide:
- English - Writeacher, Sunday, September 12, 2010 at 3:14pm
I left an important word out!
" ... includes a noun, but they are not parallel."
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