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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How to avoid multiple “of-phrases” in one sentence?

I often find myself inclined to write something like the following: Let's think about this problem from the point of view of readability and self-obvious design. Two *of*s, which come one after ...
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Is there a way to avoid saying 'that that'?

I know that in many cases, a double 'that' is grammatically acceptable, but I still feel it is distracting for readers to see a 'that that' pop up in the middle of a text. Is it acceptable to ...
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Did this sentence use two preposition 'over, by' together?

He assumed that I was waiting for winners over by the squirt guns, and then slipping a fifty to some guy who didn't realize how a giant stuffed animal could change the world's perception of him - ...
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Is it ok to use “named” twice in a sentence?

There is an item named Infinity Edge in computer game named League of Legends. I thought the sentence was incorrect because I used the word 'named' twice.
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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 ...