An example of faulty parallelism is "Mary likes to dance, sing and reading books." Faulty parallelism occurs when a sentence uses mixed forms of words with similar importance. One way to correct the sentence is to write ... More »

A maxim refers to a basic rule of conduct or principle that's generally accepted as truth, or it may refer to a succinct saying of such rule or principle. Maxims, such as "the bigger the better" and "opposites attract," ... More »

One of the most famous examples of parallel structure use might be Abraham Lincoln's "You can fool all of the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time.... More »

Some common errors in sentence structure include comma splices, sentence fragments, run-on sentences and faulty parallelism. Writers fix these errors by expanding or dividing the sentence as necessary with appropriate el... More » Education Writing

An effective college English outline needs to have four main components: parallelism, coordination, subordination and division. The outline should be done after completing other prewriting exercises to help organize idea... More » Education Writing

When denoting ownership and a word ends in the letter "S," an apostrophe is placed after the "S"; for example, "The North Stars' first championship game." An additional "S" can also be written, and the apostrophe can be ... More » Education Writing

When writing a thank you letter to someone for attending an event, it is important to address the recipient personally, as well as give an example of his contribution to the event. The letter should be one paragraph in l... More »