34 redundant, repetitive, and superfluous phrases

Eliminate tautologies from your copy; your readers will thank you.

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To help readers, I use concise language and eliminate redundancies. As Strunk and White say, “Make every word tell.”

Below are phrases in which every word does not tell. They are redundant, repetitive, wordy, verbose, and superfluous. Eliminate such phrases to tighten your writing. (Redundant words are italicized.)

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