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Redundancy List [#permalink] New post 06 Jun 2003, 17:39
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I have not seen any lists of redundant words, except a few short ones. I will reproduce the one I have collected and hopefull we can compile one of a certain length. I will appreciate everybody's contributions.


Advance forward

proceed forward

progress forward

return back

revert back

sufficient enough

complete together

reason ... because

join together

repeat again - this is a big one!

new innovations

same identical

two twins

the time when (the time and when indicate the same thing; either has to be used but not both)

the place where


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 [#permalink] New post 06 Jun 2003, 21:33
Ha ! That's a nice thread. :-D

extremely critical
both of them
consensus of opinion
fewer in number
discussed about
estimated at about
sum total
exact duplicate

my favourite - whether or not

Actually, this thread will prompt a good discussion on the AWA - a subject I have found lacking in discussions on the forum.
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 [#permalink] New post 06 Jun 2003, 21:43
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Some more....

absolutely essential

actively engaged

advance warning

and also

combined together

dead body

first began

future plans

golden wedding anniversary

government white paper

if and when

included among

in order to - supposed to be (to)

linked together

may possibly

new acquisition, departure, development

past experience

regular monthly meeting

7pm in the evening

small in size

successfully passed

suddenly and without warning

temporary reprieve

terrible disaster

totally, completely destroyed

unexpected surprise

young boy, girl


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 [#permalink] New post 11 Jun 2003, 19:29
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Redundant ----- Revised

end result ------- result

close proximity ------- close

hidden pitfall ------- pitfall

past experience ------- experience

personal friend ------- friend

unsolved problem ------- problem

absolutely essential ------- essential

contributing factor ------- factor

at that time ------- then

for this reason ------- so

in most cases ------- usually

in order to ------- to

until such time ------- until

at a later date ------- later

it is apparent that ------- apparently

despite the fact that ------- although


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Redundant Phrases [#permalink] New post 07 Aug 2003, 10:40
the reason why - the reason
the exact same thing - the same thing
Whether or not - Whether
and my father was also there - and my father was there
Free gift - Gift

My applogies if I repeated some.
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 [#permalink] New post 09 Aug 2003, 12:08
here is my working list of redundancies....
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 [#permalink] New post 22 Dec 2004, 19:30
massive thread bb & akamai ;]]

quick question - would any of you recommend a GRE prep book for GMAT verbal or math?? i have a buddy who recently took the GRE and scored pretty good, and i want to use his prep material but i don't know if it is compatible with the GMAT. i know GRE has idioms. they might be useful for SC, would any of you guys be able to confirm this ? thanx for your advice
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 [#permalink] New post 26 Dec 2004, 22:14
This is an interesting collection of posts. However, I disagree with some of the alleged redundancies. Many of the phrases that appear redundant actually have a level of accuracy that might not be appreciated at first glance. For instance "end result" and "result" can have different meanings depending one whether a process has intermediate steps which count as results of sorts but not end results. "At a later date" and "later" are not identical because the first connotes that it must occur on another day while the second allow the possibility of taking place that same day. These might sound like minor points but millions of dollars can hinge on seemingly minor shades of meaning when drafting contracts. "Advance warning" likewise suggests a greater warning time than the simple phrase "warning."

Nonetheless, I acknowledge that we should be careful about needless repetition in writing.

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 [#permalink] New post 31 Jul 2007, 09:49
Good to review the list. Thanks for the information and effort to make this list. As pointed out, We need to be really careful about when it's redundant and when it's not based on the context etc.

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 [#permalink] New post 31 Jul 2007, 18:33
Hjort wrote:
This is an interesting collection of posts. However, I disagree with some of the alleged redundancies. Many of the phrases that appear redundant actually have a level of accuracy that might not be appreciated at first glance. For instance "end result" and "result" can have different meanings depending one whether a process has intermediate steps which count as results of sorts but not end results. "At a later date" and "later" are not identical because the first connotes that it must occur on another day while the second allow the possibility of taking place that same day. These might sound like minor points but millions of dollars can hinge on seemingly minor shades of meaning when drafting contracts. "Advance warning" likewise suggests a greater warning time than the simple phrase "warning."

Nonetheless, I acknowledge that we should be careful about needless repetition in writing.

Hjort


I have not read this post before. But if IIRC, I believe some GMAT book has plagiarized these exact same words. I distinctly remember reading these sentences somewhere before.
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on redundancies [#permalink] New post 01 Aug 2007, 02:15
Exact same words?

just my thoughts.
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 [#permalink] New post 01 Aug 2007, 08:22
Wow. This thread is helpful. I am bookmark-ing it.
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 [#permalink] New post 01 Aug 2007, 12:40
I will add two to the list

can potential
suggest...should
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 [#permalink] New post 13 Aug 2007, 06:05
After reading this list I became very conscious of redundancy.. Maybe too conscious.

"While at the same time" isn't redundant.
Made the mistake in GMATprep 8-)
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