Repeat Again, Basic Essentials: Redundant Words We Don't Need
Common phrases, unnecessary words. Let’s keep things simple. No need to repeat.
ATM stands for automated teller machine. Spare yourself the effort of saying “machine.” That’s what the acronym is for—communication as fast as the ATM delivers cash.
This phrase is commonly heard in meetings and classes, when someone is either extremely bored or extremely interested as in “Can you repeat that again for the second time?”
“Repeat” already means that the person will do something twice. If you want the person to make a lot of repetitions, just say “Please do that three times!”
“Return back” is confusing. Do you mean to say that the person who already had the thing will have it back? Stick with “return,” which already means to give back.
Similar to the phrase above, “revert back” does not need the second word. To “revert” is to “go back” or turn something to its original state. Just say: Revert to the single life.
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Basic essentials or important essentials
An essential is an ever-important or basic thing. No need to attach adjectives that are inherent to the word’s definition to emphasize how badly needed essentials are.
We all love a bonus. “Added” makes the bonus all the more exciting, but do away with the dangling word. You may as well use “freebie,” which makes everything sound like a fabulous bargain.
You may use other adjectives as “beautiful” or “
An adage is a kind of saying that has gained acceptance because of long-term use. An adage has roots. It is old without having to say “old.”
It's better to say: Here is the outcome of the final project. “Final outcome,” though casually accepted as a colloquial phrase in business and science circles, comes off confusing on paper. An outcome can never be not final.
A person lucky enough to have 20 people preparing a secret party for her might be so shocked that a “surprise” becomes even more “unexpected” than it is already. This is why people yell the word. A surprise is something unbeknownst to the receiver.