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#Writing for Business Pt 4 – use the power of parallel structure

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In a recent previous post I shared how these words from an Obama speech – harnessed the power of visual writing. (link at the end of this post.)

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This post – shows you how you can harness the power of parallel structure. Here’s the passage from the speech.

And while Washington is consumed with the same drama and divisions and distractions, another family puts up a “for sale” sign in their front yard, another factory shuts its doors, another soldier waves goodbye as he leaves on another tour of duty in a war that should have never been authorized and should have never been waged…

Here is what parallel structure looks like:

  • another family puts up a “for sale” sign in their front yard
  • another factory shuts its doors
  • another soldier waves goodbye as he leaves on another tour of duty

Can you see how each line is parallel?

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