“often” vs. “oftentimes” Is “oftentimes” a pleonasm? My current understanding is that “often” denotes frequent occurrence. If “often” communicates frequent occurrence, then what need is there to ...
If the meaning of regards is best wishes, would not best regards (used to express friendliness in greetings, especially at the end of letters) a pleonasm, in the context of letters? Best regards, ...
Given the example: Was it then that I thought of Alan? No, earlier. From the very first wave of panic my mind reached out to him. Yes, even then, in the heart of the fear, there was a still small ...
The context: a warning to a user of a website that tells the user that patterns in an image should be avoided. One of the key characteristics of a pattern is that it is repetitive. There is no such ...
I used the terms "spatial contiguity" to emphasise the relation between two objects as opposed to synchronism, i.e. chronological contiguity. I then questioned myself whether or not that would ...
Is the phrase unexpected repercussion unnecessary redundantly repetitive? When I looked up repercussion I see that unexpected is implicit in its meaning. Should I prefer to say unexpected ...