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Questions tagged [redundancy]

For questions about whether the same word appearing two or more times in a sentence is appropriate, or about whether a word or phrase is repeating information unnecessarily.

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You can do …, but you can't do

Is there a smarter way to say You can do <...>, but you can't do <...>. ? Sounds very dumb to me. I think it's better to avoid such self-repeating.
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Where did the next car take you? But I think 'Where did the next car take you to?' is right

Can you tell why there is not the word 'to' in the end and when I should add the word 'to' in the end?
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Why is it wrong to say “We'll meet on next Monday”?

I heard that it was wrong and we use: We'll meet next Monday. This is apparently because we don't use on before next. Is this true and why? It sounds good to me. Is it just an idiomatic thing?
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How do I avoid repeating the same word several times? [closed]

I have written the following sentence, but I feel that it's too long, especially the number of the word "animal" is too many. What's your idea about this? If so, please suggest me how to make it more ...
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How to avoid repeating “method A” in this sentence?

I try to say that the next example explain the idea my new method. However, I just repeat some words which make my sentence hard to follow. Here is my try: To simplify the idea of method A, the ...
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As simple be it may

"I feel like anything I say, as simple be it may, you're gonna like me". Is the previous sentence grammatically correct? What is the phrase between the two commas usually referred to as? What exactly ...
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How to write a good long sentence with different phrases [closed]

I would like to write a sentence which includes some reasons. In my study, I extend a method to a new one. I would like to say that I extend the first one which does something to a new one which ...
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“Awaits for you” or “awaits you”?

Is it wrong to say: Happiness awaits for you? Is it totally wrong to put ‘for’ after awaits ?
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Repeating “them” in “support them rather than abandon them”

Support them rather than abandon them Is the above correct? Is the repeating of 'them' correct? Can we drop 'them' when we use it second time?
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Am I paraphrasing this right?

Along the way, he found his mother's lost purse and leaving his stuff behind, he ran to the purse. This is not an original sentence but has the same structure. I think there are two points that make ...
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When you get emotional and reduplicate your adjectives

It's not something I've seen in a textbook or any description of English grammar (these are always by necessity incomplete, so I do not trust them to describe the whole language in its fulness). But ...
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Is the second “that” used correctly in this sentence?

He replied that she no longer knew who he was, that she had not been able to recognize him for 5 years now. Is the second that used correctly here?
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How to avoid repeated “each other” and “statistics” in this sentence?

How can you avoid repeating "each other" and "statistics" in the sentence below? We're a tight-knit group of students, lecturers and professionals who answer each other's statistics questions and ...
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“To book” or “to booking”?

I had a debate with my friend (English is not our mother tongue) because I found this phrase bit wierd. We were almost close to booking tickets to London. I thought using 'almost' and 'close' ...
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redundancy - died out completely

What difference does "completely" make in the following? The species died out completely in the 18th century. I'd appreciate your help.
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Is the verb needed here?

"Instead of Jack swimming the race, it was Jill swimming the race". Is the "swimming the race" for Jill needed? What if I only put "swimming"? What if completely omit it?
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Is “next” optional in “next Friday”?

You must submit your assignments by next Monday at the latest. Is "next" optional in the above sentence? I think by "by Monday" should be clear enough and "next" is redundant.
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Can you use “as” three times in a row?

I checked my essay and had to stop while reading this sentence: The pamphlet reports about the case of Madame Compton and mentions that her behavior has caused damage to the infants but it is not as ...
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realistically glowing coals

The Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary gives the following example phrase: a fireplace with realistically glowing coals I'd like to know why "realistically" is used in the first place. What ...
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Is the error in B: “the number of pearls” or D: “none of them were missing”?

Directions (Q.1): Read each sentence to find out whether there is any error, if any, will be in one part of the sentence. The letter of that part is the answer. If there is no error, the answer is (E)....
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Is the given sentence redundant or some kind of emphasis?

The below sentence is from one of a self-help book by IAN TUHOVSKY Wouldn’t you have your own problems and your own life to worry about? Yeah, that’s right. People don’t even remember. They don’t ...
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Two repeated uses of 'under' in one sentence? Would it bother you?

Is the following sentence perfectly normal/OK? A system was developed to integrate the internet and cell phones under the SuperSpeed framework by generalizing XCP-IP under the X-Transmission ...
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Too much I's in the sentence

I'm an Spanish-speaking person and currently learning English. "I can't believe when I started this game all I thought I needed was this guide." Is there a better way too rephrase this so it ...
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Why do people say “never cease to stop learning”? [closed]

I see it often. Is it wrong or I just don’t understand the phrase?
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Redundancy : I used to visit her and I(?) always wondered why she had those dreadful pictures on the wall

I used to visit her and I always wondered why she had those dreadful pictures on the wall. If I remove the second I from the sentence, will it be grammatically correct ? I.e. I used to visit her ...
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Is this sentence correct - “One can break this rule sometimes and try to put his energy into …”?

One can break this rule sometimes and try to put his energy into ... I am especially concerned about the usage of 'his' along with 'one'. I wanted to use one's instead of his but that gave me a ...
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Is “how the end result turns out” redundant?

Is “how the end result turns out” wrong? I’m talking about venting my feelings on the art I am currently doing. I would like to construct a sentence which is like depending my fortune on the outcome ...
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Is it correct to delete the subject from this sentence to avoid repetition?

Is it correct to delete the subject from this sentence to avoid repetition? I have OSHA and I am certified from the ministry as a ... I have OSHA and a certified from the ministry as a ...... ...
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He didn't like to lend me any book or (any?)money

(A) He did not/ (B) like to lend me/ (C) any book/ (D) or any money. (E) No Error. I read the above sentence in a book. Isn't the second any before money redundant? Here is how the exercise ...
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Do I need to use he twice in this sentence?

Can I say: He turned around and was greeted with a smile from his frend. Or do I have to use he twice? He turned around and he was greeted with a smile from his friend.
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Seemingly unnecessary verbs in comparisons

I've come across a strange habit in comparisons that seems to be pretty popular. Instead of saying (what I think to be correct): He runs faster than Robert. Sometimes I hear or read: He runs ...
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Question on usage of “parity”

I checked the definition of parity here. It is defined as: 1 The state or condition of being equal, especially as regards status or pay. Then I found following example on the same site: That is ...
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Is it correct to use 'will' twice in this sentence?

I know there is no general rule of using 'will' twice in a sentence so I want to understand where I can use it example: I will appreciate it if you WILL send me my bag question: I can't grasp ...
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Is the particle 'up' redundant in phrases like 'to pick *up* berries'?

Is the particle up redundant in phrases like this one? to pick up berries (flowers, fruit) Or is it acceptable and doesn't change the meaning 'to gather' (update: I mean, to gather in the woods, ...
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Is the word “have” in this sentence grammatically wrong? & When is it fine to be “redundant”?

Sometimes, when we ran out of time and did not have space for any further activity, he used to tell us that should anyone need any assistance or have any query, accompany me to my office. Microsoft ...
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Is “to ask a question” redundant?

Isn't it enough to just ask, instead of to ask a question? Which one should be preferable?
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Is the song title “A 1000 Times” redundant?

You might or might not know this song "A 1000 Times" by Hamilton Leithauser + Rostam, but the main concern here is that 1000 itself is a/one thousand already, therefore is this song title redundant in ...
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Is “precipitating cause” a pleonasm?

While writing a medical article, in sources I used I encountered the phrase precipitating cause several times. One of the definitions of to precipitate is: to make something serious happen ...
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Quantum vs number

Let us suppose one has a sentence : I want to find number of digits in the number. Do one allowed to change first occurrence of the word number to the word quantum? So that the new sentence would be : ...
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Is it okay to start a letter with “Dear <name>” followed by “Hi, <name>”?

I'd like to know whether it is okay to start a letter like this: Dear Bob, Hi, Bob... I've been doing this but not sure it is totally acceptable. Isn't "Hi, Bob" somewhat redundant as there ...
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Is the word 'still' redundant in the sentence “the good times when you still had the bread”?

When you ate all the bread and then remember the good times when you still had the bread 1) Is the word 'still' redundant in this sentence? 2) Should I use the past perfect tense in the second part? (...
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Some questions about hustle and hurry from a song

I was listening to a old song, but I found that some of the words in the lyrics made me confused. Here is the sentence: I was never in love, never had the time in my hustle and hurry world. ...
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Is it OK to use “so” twice in immediate succession? --“I'm not saying so, so you quit your job”

Is it OK to use so twice in immediate succession? I'm not saying so, so you quit your job. And does it sound better with this in place of the first so?
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What does “within 1 to 2 hours” imply

In the following context: You will be called within 1 to 2 hours Does "within" imply between 1 and 2 hours? Or anytime from now, until 2 hours?
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How to use a lot of “different” in one sentence?

"Different people, the same people with different mood or emotion... all will make the same type of tea has different smelling and flavour." Does this sound wired? Could you help me to do anything to ...
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How to get rid of the redundant “utilize” and “use”

Is there any way to restate "Please utilize for productive use" without the redundant utilize and use?
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usage of “curriculum”

If curriculum already implies academic, is it redundant to say I have equipped myself with a diverse academic curriculum? Also, is curriculum plural (is "a curriculum" appropriate)?
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Is using redundant words (e.g. “7am in the morning”) grammatically correct?

Is the use of redundant words grammatically correct? For example: I wake up at 7am in the morning. I came here as because you are ill.
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Is “Do you have any advice by any chance” redundant?

I don't know if it's ok to say this sentence, and if not what I should say instead. Does it sound redundant ?
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joining two sentences by using the relative pronoun

Nowadays domestic robots perform simple tasks such as vacuum cleaning and grass cutting. They are now available. If the two sentences are joined by using the relative pronoun, Nowadays ...