Parallel Construction

For reading ease, use parallel structure. By using the same pattern of words when expressing more than one idea, you enhance reader comprehension.

Headings, listed items and items in a series need parallel structure. For example, if one item in a list starts with a verb, all items in the list should start with a verb as shown below:

Military leaders are encouraged to consider the following recommendations when deciding how to appropriately respond to an incident:

  • Treat victims with respect and compassion, and listen to their concerns without judgment.
  • Ensure that victims are made aware of available Military OneSource services both on and off of the installation.