Redundant Words

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).

  • Adequate enough
  • Advance planning
  • Combine together
  • Completely full (empty)
  • Consensus of opinion
  • Contemporaneous in age
  • Count (divide) up
  • Covered over
  • Distinguish the difference
  • Each individual person
  • Eliminate altogether
  • Emptyout
  • Enter into (exception: enter into a contract)
  • Equally as well as 
  • Estimated at about
  • Fellow colleagues
  • Fewer in number
  • Filled to capacity
  • First initiated
  • Fuse together
  • Future plans
  • General rule
  • Herein we describe 
  • Interval of time
  • Large (small, bulky) in size
  • Lift up
  • Major breakthrough
  • Near to
  • Out of (exceptions: out of bounds, out of place, out of the question, out of the jurisdiction, out of the woods)
  • Outside of
  • Aggregate together
  • Brief in duration
  • Oval (square, round, lenticular)in shape
  • Own personal view
  • Past history
  • Period of time, time period, point in time
  • Personal friend
  • Precedes in time
  • Predict in advance
  • Raised up
  • Reassessed again
  • Red in color
  • Rough (smooth) in texture
  • Similar results were obtained also by 
  • Skin rash 
  • Soft (firm) in consistency
  • Sour (sweet, bitter) tasting
  • Split up
  • Still continues
  • Sum total
  • Tender to the touch
  • True fact
  • 12 noon (midnight)
  • 2 halves
  • out of 12
  • uniformly consistent
  • whether or not (unless the intent is to give equal emphasis to the alternative)
  • younger (older) than 50 years of age
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