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Chapter 29. Language Usage and Style > Avoiding Redundancies

Avoiding Redundancies

While a well-rounded writing style includes compound and complex sentences, it is important to avoid redundancies. Avoid saying the same thing twice. The following is a list of some of the most common redundant phrases:

  • 12 midnight

  • 12 noon

  • 1 a.m. in the morning

  • Circle around

  • Close proximity

  • Completely unanimous

  • Cooperate together

  • Each and every

  • Enclosed herewith

  • End result

  • Exactly the same

  • Final completion

  • Return again

  • Revert back

  • Shorter in length

  • Small in size

  • Summarize briefly

  • Free gift

  • In spite of the fact that

  • In the field of

  • In the event of

  • New innovations

  • One and the same

  • Particular interest

  • Period of X days

  • Personally, I think

  • Personal opinion

  • Refer back

  • Repeat again

  • Surrounded on all sides

  • The future to come

  • There is no doubt but

  • We are in receipt of



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