Avoiding Redundancies

Whenever we speak and write, we tend to do the same things twice unconsciously. By means of twice, the meaning is there but it is the form of the language that takes place creates an unnecessary scene to what we perceive. The unnecessary part is what we called redundancies. They are like the extra part to a message whereby removing it would still make complete sense to it. However there are many terms mixing with other terms that create a lot of redundancies in a sentence. For example,

  1. Pooled together
  2. Unfilled vacancy
  3. Refer back
  4. Consensus of opinion
  5. Centre around
  6. Absolute necessity
  7. Merge together
  8. Serious crisis
  9. Closely scrutinise
  10. Pair of twins
  11. Future plan
  12. Visible to the eye
  13. Surrounded on all sides

These are the common redundancies that people make, which is best to avoid. Although it seems insignificant at first sight, avoiding redundancies like these does aid people in various ways, such as:

  1. The message conveyedΒ is provided with conciseness and brevity.
  2. Helps in writing essay with word limit.
  3. Helps to improve one’s image with professionalism.
  4. For reading, it helps readers to ease their reading without having to drag along the long chunky paragraphs.
  5. Adding a lot of repetitive words may complicate the meaning and thus, confuse the people into getting the correct message.

In conclusion, avoiding redundancies is actually strongly encouraged to all speakers and writing as to keep the message short and simple. By removing that one word, the message conveyed is more crystal clear than with it.


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