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Eliminate Redundant Words  

sexyldy1000 66F  
10228 posts
9/20/2021 6:49 pm
Eliminate Redundant Words



English is a complicated language. Yet, we continue to make it more difficult by adding extra words to simple phrases. They become common practice, when in fact, they are just extra and unnecessary. Here are some great examples where we should stop being so extra! Remember, less is more!


Forever and Ever
Did you ever describe someone as droning on and on (and on!) forever and ever? No need to add “and ever” to descriptions of forever. Daily Writing Tipsrecommends you avoid using the phrase, because forever is, by definition, endless.


New Innovations
According to Oxford Dictionary, “new” already exists within the definition of innovation, which is a new method, idea, or product. So if you want to win the prize for redundancy, go ahead and describe something as a “fresh new idea innovation product method.”


Blatantly Obvious
According to Grammarist, redundancies are “word overflows.” Blatant and obvious mean the same thing. There’s no need to descriptively modify one term with the other unless you want a deluge of word overflow, then by all means, go for it!


Please RSVP
You know you should RSVP for parties, but what do the letters stand for? Respond So Verification Promulgates? Actually, it’s a French phrase. RSVP refers to “Répondez s’il vous plaît,” which translates to “respond if you please.” Adding the “please” is redundant.


Unexpected Surprise
All surprises are naturally unexpected. This phrase is redundant, and you’ll often find it used in cases that weren’t, in fact, surprising. Ever hear anyone claim, “What an unexpected surprise!” after they’ve opened your gift? Or when you show up uninvited at dinnertime?


Advance Warning
It’s not really a warning if it doesn’t occur before whatever it is you’re being warned about. The weather centres don’t give warnings about storms that have already moved on. All proper warnings happen in advance.


Sudden Impulse
Trying to have an impulse that’s not sudden. A true impulse can’t be pre-planned. You just have to let it happen involuntarily according to the dictionary definition. All impulses will be of the sudden sort. Avoid redundancy when describing them.


End Result
Technically, the result (for whatever) will occur at the end (of whatever). The result is the conclusion, the outcome, the final product, the finish. In other words, the result is the end. Feel free to use “result” or “end,” but never both. End redundant results!


Definition of redundant: not or no longer needed or useful; superfluous


sexyldy1000 66F  
9607 posts
9/20/2021 6:53 pm

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No doubt many of the phrases listed above will be familiar. In today's fast-paced world, unnecessary words are cumbersome. A friend and fellow blogger, lives by the credo, "less is more".

Do you find yourself using more when less would suffice?


resant78 44M  
3326 posts
9/20/2021 8:48 pm

I work with engineers and they get very "wordy" with some of their explanations/descriptions. I then "trim the fat" because it feels cumbersome and confusing.

But I'm also guilty of doing the same.


OttawaMan43sum 51M
2220 posts
9/20/2021 10:05 pm

No. (How's that for being concise?)


robdoggie57 65M
45 posts
9/21/2021 12:44 am

HOT WATER HEATER...LOL!!


jajo696 67F
4287 posts
9/21/2021 12:52 am

Ohhhh..it grates a nerve when someone writes ( or says ) " I, myself ".....lol...its like we know already.

I dont think the redundancies of the world will ever fade forever...lol~


BruceWayne983 38M
143 posts
9/21/2021 12:53 am

Good tips, I’m definitely guilty of some of these. Although my defence would be that sometimes you might want to use a redundant word here or there to emphasise or intentionally exaggerate a point.

However, I will try my best not to over exaggerate in future


spunkycumfun 62M/67F  
41171 posts
9/21/2021 1:25 am

I'm with you on this capaign. I think we should be mean using our words.
Pause words like however, nevertheless and nonetheless, all common in academic writing, can be immediately elimated.
People often write 'in my personal opinon' as if an opinion can be impersonal!


sexyldy1000 66F  
9607 posts
9/21/2021 1:53 am

    Quoting resant78:
    I work with engineers and they get very "wordy" with some of their explanations/descriptions. I then "trim the fat" because it feels cumbersome and confusing.

    But I'm also guilty of doing the same.
Ah, engineers. I can understand the challenge of trying to make them less wordy! It is difficult sometimes to get the point across with less instead of more


sexyldy1000 66F  
9607 posts
9/21/2021 1:53 am

Can't get more direct and specific than that!


sexyldy1000 66F  
9607 posts
9/21/2021 1:54 am

    Quoting  :

So true! Thanks for sharing that list.


sexyldy1000 66F  
9607 posts
9/21/2021 1:55 am

What's wrong with that? It's what I get billed for every month


sexyldy1000 66F  
9607 posts
9/21/2021 1:57 am

    Quoting jajo696:
    Ohhhh..it grates a nerve when someone writes ( or says ) " I, myself ".....lol...its like we know already.

    I dont think the redundancies of the world will ever fade forever...lol~
Reminds me of 'me, myself and I'. I agree some redundancies will be around forever but we all can do our part to help reduce their usage


sexyldy1000 66F  
9607 posts
9/21/2021 1:58 am

    Quoting BruceWayne983:
    Good tips, I’m definitely guilty of some of these. Although my defence would be that sometimes you might want to use a redundant word here or there to emphasise or intentionally exaggerate a point.

    However, I will try my best not to over exaggerate in future
That indeed is the catch-22 that people get stuck in. Good luck in your efforts and thanks for stopping by and commenting


Paulxx001 65M  
22616 posts
9/21/2021 2:12 am

Interesting tips and examples. I'm sure I've been guilty of some of those faux pas. Thanks for the heads up.


sexyldy1000 66F  
9607 posts
9/21/2021 2:44 am

    Quoting Paulxx001:
    Interesting tips and examples. I'm sure I've been guilty of some of those faux pas. Thanks for the heads up.
Improving writing by removing redundant phrases and words would help achieve “less is more”. 😊


69ereatwetpussy 60M
6778 posts
9/21/2021 5:01 am

I'ts been forever will I Ever met you love
Your what I need your New and fresh
Yet Blatantly you have not responded
So Please let me know how you really feel
I may some day Unexpectedly knock
No Advance notice just me there
All of the Sudden you I'm with you
You let me in the love begins
Naked in bed
The END


G000dbuddy 35M  
1676 posts
9/21/2021 6:40 am

Adding the “please” is redundant.

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Weeload2 59M
1104 posts
9/21/2021 7:22 am

I'll keep using them just to give the gramar police something to bicker about

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hogknot 56M
1059 posts
9/21/2021 7:53 am

Many people are guilty of those. One of my pet peeves revolves around the auto industry. People referring to the VIN number. VIN is Vehicle Identification Number. No need to say number after VIN.


Tmptrzz 60F  
107039 posts
9/21/2021 9:09 am

This was definitely a great grammar lesson today thanks for sharing as this was a great place to share these. I hope you enjoy a terrific Tuesday..

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Apollo602021 62M

9/21/2021 2:13 pm

My wife says that I should apply more oral discipline!

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lonlyforlove2 80M  
32704 posts
9/21/2021 5:25 pm

Thanks for the lessons, English has been my only language for the better part of a century, some of these just creep into text, Not sure that I have used any of your illustrations but I will make a mental note to just not do it..

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sexyldy1000 66F  
9607 posts
9/21/2021 5:51 pm

    Quoting 69ereatwetpussy:
    I'ts been forever will I Ever met you love
    Your what I need your New and fresh
    Yet Blatantly you have not responded
    So Please let me know how you really feel
    I may some day Unexpectedly knock
    No Advance notice just me there
    All of the Sudden you I'm with you
    You let me in the love begins
    Naked in bed
    The END
Lovely prose .
Thank you.


sexyldy1000 66F  
9607 posts
9/21/2021 6:02 pm

    Quoting G000dbuddy:
    Adding the “please” is redundant.
Sorry but I don't understand your comment.


sexyldy1000 66F  
9607 posts
9/21/2021 6:03 pm

    Quoting Weeload2:
    I'll keep using them just to give the gramar police something to bicker about
You are a bit of rebel aren't you


sexyldy1000 66F  
9607 posts
9/21/2021 6:04 pm

    Quoting hogknot:
    Many people are guilty of those. One of my pet peeves revolves around the auto industry. People referring to the VIN number. VIN is Vehicle Identification Number. No need to say number after VIN.
Yes that's another good example . Thanks for stopping by and commenting.


sexyldy1000 66F  
9607 posts
9/21/2021 6:05 pm

    Quoting Tmptrzz:
    This was definitely a great grammar lesson today thanks for sharing as this was a great place to share these. I hope you enjoy a terrific Tuesday..
You know I do enjoy posting about a variety of topics. Today was a long work day so I am looking forward to having the next 2 days off. Enjoy the rest of your Tuesday


sexyldy1000 66F  
9607 posts
9/21/2021 6:06 pm

    Quoting Apollo602021:
    My wife says that I should apply more oral discipline!
Thank sounds like a challenge!


sexyldy1000 66F  
9607 posts
9/21/2021 6:07 pm

    Quoting lonlyforlove2:
    Thanks for the lessons, English has been my only language for the better part of a century, some of these just creep into text, Not sure that I have used any of your illustrations but I will make a mental note to just not do it..
These are only a few examples. Things slip into our everyday lexicon and they become very difficult to change or eliminate.


easyrider4008 66M
2563 posts
9/21/2021 11:48 pm

With most arguments there are two sides and I agree with some of the points you make but what gets me is the use of abbreviations in place names or trade jargon that no one outside the industry have the foggiest what they mean, 'New Speak', or laziness?


sexyldy1000 66F  
9607 posts
9/22/2021 12:10 pm

    Quoting easyrider4008:
    With most arguments there are two sides and I agree with some of the points you make but what gets me is the use of abbreviations in place names or trade jargon that no one outside the industry have the foggiest what they mean, 'New Speak', or laziness?
You raise some excellent points. In the industry I was in, I hated when they would duplicate acronyms and cause total confusion!


justskin1 70M
13175 posts
9/25/2021 11:54 am

A good post that brings up a much needed reminder. Not sure how much it will help as I believe most people do not pay a lot of attention to what the write.
One of the examples, Blatently obvious actually does not quit use two words that mean the quite the same thing. I think of Blatent as meaning in your face obvious. One of the things I love about English is that it has so many words that mean almost the same thing but with a slightly different "flavor". The variety of such words also helps one to craft sentences that flow smoothly or roughly per intent.

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sexyldy1000 66F  
9607 posts
9/25/2021 5:37 pm

    Quoting justskin1:
    A good post that brings up a much needed reminder. Not sure how much it will help as I believe most people do not pay a lot of attention to what the write.
    One of the examples, Blatently obvious actually does not quit use two words that mean the quite the same thing. I think of Blatent as meaning in your face obvious. One of the things I love about English is that it has so many words that mean almost the same thing but with a slightly different "flavor". The variety of such words also helps one to craft sentences that flow smoothly or roughly per intent.
Whether or not this post helps is beyond my span of control. I like to share what I consider interesting information. What others do with the details is up to them . English is complicated and learning the subtleties can be a lifelong challenge.


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