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Parallel Construction in Bullet Lists

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If you are building a bullet list in English, you also need to build a parallel construction in your bullet list. Now the source text may not always have it. This means you are expect to be a little creative to change the sentence structure. You do not have to delete or omit any part of the message. Check out this example:

Incorrect:

Our state-of-the-art hotel offers:

  • Unparalleled location
  • Matchless views of the Pacific
  • You can check in anytime

Correct:

Our state-of-the-art hotel offers:

  • Unparalleled location
  • Matchless views of the Pacific
  • Round-the-clock check-in

As you see, it is nto rocket science, just a little attention to the detail. You can further learn about how to properly use parallel structure in bullet lists here.