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Redundancies

Wednesday, October 21st, 2009

In your writing, remove words that repeat the meaning of an associated word. The following are a few examples (highlighted words are unnecessary):

a distance of six miles
advance forward
at the present time
in addition, he also
free gift
false illusion
another one
inside of
future prospects
an actual fact
past history
usual custom
equally as good as
outside of
small in size
retreat back

Why eliminate redundant words?  Because they clutter your writing.  Eliminate as many words as you can from your sentences without changing their meaning.

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Doc Carney