Business Communication

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Q.4) Parallelism in headings Parallelism is use to create balance in writing something. This balance helps readers understand what they are reading because they know what to expect and can clearly see the connections between ideas. A sentence is parallel when the items listed in a series share the same grammatical structure Parallelism can be used effectively in parts of sentences, items in a résumé, bulleted lists and headings in a report. How do I make headings parallel? Headings are used to give a title or subtitle to a section of a document. They provide structure for a document and help readers find information more easily. Related headings should have a similar structure. If we do not follow the same,it can create a confusing…show more content…
When that's the case, you will use the passive voice." (Gary Provost, 100 Ways to Improve Your Writing. Mentor, 1985) * "Skiing combines outdoor fun with knocking down trees with your face." (Dave Barry) * "You know, at one time, I used to break into pet shops to liberate the canaries. But I decided that was an idea way before its time. Zoos are full, prisons are overflowing. Oh my, how the world still dearly loves a cage." (Ruth Gordon as Maude in Harold and Maude, 1971) * "Bureaucracy defends the status quo long past the time when the quo has lost its status." (Laurence J. Peter) * "Finally, Hillary swept in and moved down a line of huggers toward a raised platform centered in the room. "Her positioning meant that she had to keep turning in order to hug back. Around and around and around she turned, 360 degrees, over and over, her arms outstretched in perpetual greeting, like a jewel-box ballerina whose battery has run low." (Kathleen Parker, "Hillary's Once in a Lifetime." Oakland Tribune, Feb. 21, 2007) * "Here, then, are your tools of thumb: * Active verbs move the action and reveal the actors. * Passive verbs emphasize the receiver, the victim. * The verb to be links words and ideas. These choices are not merely aesthetic. They can also be moral and political. In his essay 'Politics and the English Language,' George Orwell describes the relationship between

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