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Get It Write offers customized writing skills seminars as well as free access to articles on common grammar, mechanics, and usage issues.
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Dr. Nancy Tuten founded Get It Write in 1991. Since then, she has taught seminars on writing-related issues to professionals in the public and private sectors, including federal and state government employees, judges and staff members of state and federal court systems, private attorneys, law school faculty and students, and employees in the financial sector (client list).
From 1988 to 2019, Nancy taught writing and literature at Columbia College, serving for eight years as dean of the Division of Communication, Languages, and Literatures and for fifteen years as director of the writing-across-the-curriculum program.
When conjunctions work in pairs, we call them correlatives because they link two corresponding ideas that need to be parallel in both structure and logic.
Elsewhere on this site, we discuss the importance of parallel structure in vertical (bulleted) lists. But two or more parts of a sentence, clause, or phrase should be grammatically parallel even without bullets (or numbers or letters). This article focuses on parallel...
Careful writers ensure that items in a list are parallel with one another in both meaning and form. That is, all items must be both logically and grammatically similar; when they are, the information is more coherent and easier to absorb. Today, we’re looking...