Consistency, or harmony of parts, is critical for showing your reader how your thoughts fit together. Consistency of verb tense, pronoun point of view, and sentence pattern will allow your reader to follow the path of your ideas within sentences, through paragraphs, and on to the end of a whole essay.
Chapter 15 explains consistency and gives you practice with:
- consistency of parallel sentence elements.
- consistency of verbs within a time framework.
- consistency of pronoun point of view.