Thanks for explaining that, aldi, but your link doesn’t work, though I found another wiki article which speaks of parallelism in grammar relating to structure, rather than meaning. eg She likes reading, running and to bake.
Parallelism is a stylistic arrangement in which similar syntactic patterns repeat, thus allowing reader or listener to rely on the grammatical repetition to echo the logical similarity of the thought and thus improving the clarity and efficiency of the passage: The new car was too small, too brightly colored, and too expensive. He was tall and homely, and she was short and pretty.
English teachers have long tried to root out faulty parallelisms, wherein, usually on either side of an and or a but, the writer places functionally different rather than functionally similar structures: He likes to swim and diving too. Only crude faulty parallelisms usually bother us; we speak and write a good many more that go unnoticed. One of the most noticeable, however, is the and who clause out of parallel with a preceding phrasal modifier: My father is a teacher very knowledgeable about his subject and who shows great enthusiasm as well. Say or write either My father is a teacher who is … and who shows … or My father is a teacher very knowledgeable … and very enthusiastic as well.
Can someone explain to me and anyone else out there if parallelism can encompass meaning as well, or is Dr Techie
edit: I wonder how long it’ll be before Dr T claims that having his name next to the word “wrong” is definitely bad parallelism.