I have a thing about redundancies.
They are a grammar pet peeve I’ve blogged about before, but the world apparently hasn’t gotten my message.
I’m not giving up, darn it!
A redundant word is one that could be omitted without loss of meaning; it repeats something already written or said.
We are in communication mode day in, day out. The least we can do in our word-dense world is to avoid extra words that add neither meaning nor clarity to our messages.
My guideline for spotting a redundancy:
Consider what using its opposite would do to the sentence.
Here are my latest real-world examples. The second sentence of each will help you spot the redundancy in the first that should be omitted. ContinueLike it? Share it!