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Part III: Starting with the Sentence > Exercise #13—Avoid Redundancy

Chapter 17. Exercise #13—Avoid Redundancy

Another type of wordiness is caused by redundant expressions. In the word pairs listed below, which of the words can be omitted?

  close proximity
  close proximity
  clenched tightly
  clenched tightly
  refer back
  refer back
  continue on
  continue on
  definite decision
  definite decision
  circle around
  circle around
  absolutely essential
  absolutely essential
  rather unique
  rather unique
  advance planning
  advance planning
  and moreover
  and moreover
  basic fundamentals
  basic fundamentals
  blend together
  blend together
  brief moment
  brief moment
  but nevertheless
  but nevertheless




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