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 support services both on and off of the installation.