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Redundant, Expendable, and Incomparable Words and Phrases 

Chapter:
Correct and Preferred Usage
Author(s):

Roxanne K. Young

It’s déjà vu all over again.Yogi Berra (1925-)A redundancy is a term or phrase that unnecessarily repeats words or meanings. Below are some common redundancies that can usually be avoided (redundant words are italicized):Some words and phrases can usually be omitted without affecting meaning, and omitting them often improves the readability of a sentence:Quite, very, and rather are often overused and misused and can be deleted in many instances (see also , Correct and Preferred Usage of Common Words and Phrases).Avoid roundabout and wordy expressions:An adjective denoting an absolute or extreme state or quality does not logically admit of quantification

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