Mistakes That Even Advanced Learners Make

Let’s be honest: No matter how good your English is, you’re probably still making mistakes. It’s not the end of the world. No one expects English learners to speak perfectly, and even native speakers make mistakes when they speak. But just because a few mistakes aren’t a big deal, doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t try to improve your accuracy. One of them is redundancy

What Is Redundancy In English?

Redundancy in the needless repetition of words, phrases, sentences, paragraphs or ideas.

Redundancy is when we use two or more words together that mean the same thing, for example, ‘adequate enough’. We also say something is redundant when a modifier’s meaning is contained in the word it modifies, for example, ‘merge together’.

Common redundancies to avoid in business writing:

  1. In my opinion, I… (Use: I…)
  2. Collaborated together (Use: collaborated)
  3. Past experience (Use: experience)
  4. The reason why (Use: reason)
  5. Plus in addition (Use: in addition)

COMMON REDUNDANCIES: Before the word

           

 

   

 

 

COMMON REDUNDANCIES: After the word

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Example of redundancy before the main word:

WrongThe final conclusion was to close the bakery.
RightThe conclusion was to close the bakery.

Example of redundancy after the main word:

WrongThe companies merged together last year.
RightThe companies merged last year.

5 MOST COMMON REDUNDANCIES:

Wrongreply back: They replied back yesterday.
Rightreply: They replied yesterday.
Wrongrepeat again: Could you repeat that again, please?
Rightrepeat: Could you repeat that, please?
Wrongreturn back: Raj returned back yesterday.
Rightreturn: Raj returned yesterday.
Wrongcash money: Do you have any cash money?
Rightcash: Do you have any cash?
Wrongvery unique: Your dress is very unique!
Rightunique: Your dress is unique!

Let’s be honest: No matter how good your English is, you’re probably still making mistakes. It’s not the end of the world. No one expects English learners to speak perfectly, and even native speakers make mistakes when they speak. But just because a few mistakes aren’t a big deal, doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t try to improve your accuracy. One of them is redundancy

What Is Redundancy In English?

Redundancy in the needless repetition of words, phrases, sentences, paragraphs or ideas.

Redundancy is when we use two or more words together that mean the same thing, for example, ‘adequate enough’. We also say something is redundant when a modifier’s meaning is contained in the word it modifies, for example, ‘merge together’.

Common redundancies to avoid in business writing:

  1. In my opinion, I… (Use: I…)
  2. Collaborated together (Use: collaborated)
  3. Past experience (Use: experience)
  4. The reason why (Use: reason)
  5. Plus in addition (Use: in addition)

COMMON REDUNDANCIES: Before the word

           

 

   

 

 

COMMON REDUNDANCIES: After the word

Click next page to see List of Common Redundancies

 

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  1. Dilshod says:

    Dear all!
    I’d like to say that I’ve never seen before the information given on this page. Truly common mistakes that can be done by everyone. And it’s honor to me that I train my brain with your help. Thank you very much.

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