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    Is this parallel structure correct?

    In this sentence below:

    "It has 250 pages, is black and gold in colour and the title is ...."

    It this parallel structure correct since in the third part, the subject "the title" is input but in the second part, it takes the "It" of the first part.

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    Re: Is this parallel structure correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by englishteacher79 View Post
    In this sentence below:

    "It has 250 pages, is black and gold in colour and the title is ...."

    It this parallel structure correct since in the third part, the subject "the title" is input but in the second part, it takes the "It" of the first part.

    Thanks
    That structure does not work for me. I would simplify the structure by making one of the attributes into an adjective.

    This 250 page book is black and gold in color, and the title is...".
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 08-Feb-2014 at 14:57. Reason: typo

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    Re: Is this parallel structure correct?

    I would write "250-​page book".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Is this parallel structure correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    I would write "250-​page book".
    That would be fine, probably better. I tend to skip the hyphen after a number in a compound adjective unless there will be confusion without it.

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    Re: Is this parallel structure correct?

    You could also write "It has 250 pages, is black and gold in colo(u)r, and is entitled... "

    This is wordy, but parallel.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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