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Questions tagged [redundancy]

Questions about redundant constructions, pleonasms, etc.

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Is “moreover/further/furthermore/besides/additionally” used together with “also” a redundancy?

I read from The Free Thesaurus that "moreover", "further", "furthermore", "besides", "additionally", as well as "also" are synonyms. So is using one of those words along with an "also" in a style ...
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Is “the general public” redundant?

Is "the general public" redundant? Or is it different from "the public"?
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Is this good style: “Other than that, we didn’t discover anything else.”

To me, "other than that" and "else" at the end feel redundant. I would cut one or the other.
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Term for describing what you like using particular adjectives

Suppose someone makes statements like these: I like tasty food. I like beautiful pictures. I like well-written dramas / novels / articles / et cetera. I like good music. As you see ...
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Is using “now” redundant?

Which is correct? It pervades our lives now as it did yesterday. It pervades our lives as it did yesterday. I think the word "pervades" suggests that it is happening now. Adding "now" would be ...
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When NOT to use “be able to”

I sometimes encounter sentences that use "be able to," which sounds redundant or unnecessary to me. Here is an example: You have to find data, details, and testimonies that are able to support ...
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When is the word “where” considered redundant?

As far as I'm concerned, the word “where” is redundant in certain cases. I'm not sure when exactly it's redundant, though. E.g., This is the place where I live. Is it okay to say, “This is the ...