parallel between, parallel to, parallel with

When making a comparison, draw a parallel with another situation or draw a parallel between one situation and another.

  • Poverty and its parallel with crime are the subjects of this sociological study.
  • Jane Goodall draws significant parallels between chimpanzee and human behaviour.

Lines which follow the same course run parallel with or parallel to each other.

  • Highway 7 runs parallel to (or with) the train tracks.

The correct idiomatic expression is in parallel with, not in parallel to. Note the preposition in.

  • Economically, Canada developed in parallel with the United States.

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