Sometimes extra words were added unconciously so as to be absolutely clear, though some readers may find it unnecessary, at times funny, but oftentimes an effective way to reduce the probability of misinterpretation. 98 more words
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pleonasm n. a phrase in which one or more words are redundant as their meaning is expressed elsewhere in the phrase; tautology.
Though often frowned upon by Grammarians and Language-Purists, pleonastic usage in writing is certainly not as clumsy as it is often made out to be. 240 more words