Rewrite the following sentences so that related ideas are expressed in similar or parallel structures.Computers are used to analyze voice patterns, and the patterns can then be compared to those on...

Rewrite the following sentences so that related ideas are expressed in similar or parallel structures.

Computers are used to analyze voice patterns, and the patterns can then be compared to those on record

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lmetcalf | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Senior Educator

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You need to clarify what is being "used" in each part of the sentence.  If you add that verb to the second half of the sentence that becomes more clear, and you will have created a parallel structure.  If you also use the infinitive form for the verb, "to + verb" in each clause, then you create another parallelism in the sentence.

Computers are used to analyze voice patterns, and the patterns are then used to compare to those on record.

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nmputnam | High School Teacher | (Level 1) eNoter

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Try:

Computers are used to analyze voice patterns, which can then be compared to those on record.

OR

Computers are used to analyze voice patterns, which are used to compare to other voice patterns on record.

 

I think the second of these choices is more of a parallel structure.

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