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Superfluous

My family is not superfluous to me. Is my presence here getting to be superfluous ?

Do the above sentences make sense ?

  • Could you give us the context in which these sentences are being said? – Damien H Oct 15 '14 at 5:42
  • Is my presence here getting to be superfluous ? This sentence said by a person who feels that his presence is getting a bit unwanted by others. So he thinks that others do not want him to be there. – Leo Oct 15 '14 at 5:48
  • Okay. Yes, that sentence makes sense, but there might be a better way to say it. Will add an answer. – Damien H Oct 15 '14 at 5:57
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In the given context, yes, that sentence does make sense.

However, it does sound a little formal and stilted, so perhaps try asking, for example, "Am I still needed here?" or "Is my presence still required?" or "Should I start heading off?".

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