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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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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.