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Will just taking out the "it" make this sentence correct?
The disease is typified by a delay in motor development, by self-destructive behavior, and it leads to death.

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    No, in order to make the series' elements parallel, you need a third phrase that starts with "by" and ends with a prepositional phrase ... so you have this:

    ... by a delay ..., by self-destructive behavior, and by ________________.

    How will you rephrase the last part of this sentence?

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    and by death.

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    Yes, that works. Good!

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