Historical Writing Project

Good and Bad Writing -- Exercises in Evaluating Writing Samples

Grammar -- Faulty Parallel Structure


All items in a list must agree in form.

Incorrect:
The advantages of the guerilla army included: knowledge of the terrain, ability to blend into society, and ran faster.

Correct:
The advantages of the guerilla army included: knowledge of the terrain, ability to blend into society, and quickness.

Incorrect:
Jefferson loved pina coladas and getting caught in the rain.

Correct:
Jefferson loved drinking pina coladas and getting caught in the rain.