10 DIY EDITING TIPS for a Smoothly Written Ride! Tip #7—Redundancy

REDUNDANT WORDS

how to avoid redundancy in your writing

Scour your writing piece for redundant phrases. Normally, we automatically think that these words will plead our case, when in fact, they weaken the point we want to make. The words below, are just some examples of redundant phrases.

Examine these phrases, and you will realize that they are saying the same thing twice.

  • Absolutely certain 
  • Actual experience/fact 
  • Add an additional 
  • Added bonus 
  • Advance notice  
  • At the present time 
  • Basic fundamentals 
  • Came at a time when 
  • Close proximity 
  • Written down 
  • Usual custom 
  • Unintended mistake 
  • Unexpected surprise 
  • Therapeutic treatment 
  • Suddenly exploded 
  • Still remains 
  • Spell out in detail 
  • Since the time when 
  • Same identical 
  • Revert back 
  • Repeat again 
  • Protest against 
  • Postpone until later: 
  • Possibly might 
  • Plan ahead 
  • Major breakthrough 
  • Invited guests 
  • Free gift 
  • Forever and ever 
  • Foreign imports 
  • For a number of days 
  • New beginning 
  • Final outcome 
  • Few in number 
  • False pretense 
  • Enter in 
  • End result 
  • Direct confrontation 
  • Difficult dilemma 
  • Definite decision 
  • Consensus of opinion 
  • Collaborate together 

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