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Section 6.14.1

Nonparallel Comparisons

When you construct a comparison, you must make the twoitems being compared parallel in structure.


Unacceptable

Ecological modeling [nounphrase] is even more difficult than to construct a hydrologicalmodel[infinitive phrase].

Acceptable

Ecological modeling [noun phrase] is even more difficultthan hydrological modeling [noun phrase].

--Norman Boucher, "Back to the Everglades," TechnologyReview (modified)


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