Using parallel syntax is a great method for a writer to make his or her writing clearer and more easily readable. But I must take issue with the first two sentences of the third paragraph, which read: "'Make beds, wash dishes, trash cans, clean oven.' In this example, the term 'trash cans' does not fit the sentence structure established by the other phrases because it doesn't include a verb."
Actually, the phrase "trash cans" can be construed as having a verb - "trash." In other words, "trash cans" could mean "throw out all those cans." True, a competent writer who wanted to include throwing out cans in this list of chores would not likely word the sentence as in the example. But I point this out just to stress how important syntax, context and word choice all can be in creating a good, clear, unambiguous piece of writing.