Flashcards in Exam Partial 3 Deck (6):
Avoiding Faulty Parallelism
Your sentences should be well-written and error free. Making sure that sentences with coordinating conjunctions and correlative conjunctions have good parallel structure is part of writing good sentences.
Good parallelism requires that the grammatical structures on either side of a coordinating conjunction be the same.
Structures also need to be parallel in sentences with correlative conjunctions. There are four: both...and, not only...but also, either...or, and neither...nor.
READ THE SENTENCE CAREFULLY
Subject/verb agreement and correlative conjunctions
1. Since both...and always indicates two items, the verb has to be plural.
2. With either...or, neither...nor, and not only...but also the verb should agree with the subject following the second part of the correlative conjunction.
Date (Month day, year)
From: (group of people)
To whom it may concern:
1. Why are you writing
2. Details (what is necessary)
3. What should happen next
Who sent it (Ex OFFICE MANAGEMENT/Sincelery,)
Verbs of urgency
Verb of urgency+that+(noun clause in simple form)
Adjectives of urgency
It is+ adjective of urgency+ that +(noun clause in simple form)