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Repetitive and Redundant: Pleonasms in Your Writing

Did you know that when you use more words than necessary to express something (like blowing wind or frozen ice), you are committing a… 409 more words


Pleonasmic Signs in El Nido

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


Water got wet

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


Pleonastic Pronouns: An Example from Genesis 1:11

For those of you familiar with Koine Greek, you may have come across the word pleonasm or pleonastic.

The word is derived from the Greek term πλεονασμός, which means “superfluous, unnecessary, redundant.” 514 more words


#1. drept care / drept pentru care ?

„Este dificil să ne menținem pe linia de plutire,drept pentru care va trebui să luăm măsuri mai severe.” 

În exemplul de mai sus utilizarea sintagmei  36 more words


Pleonasm, look that up!

Subjective. That was a word I had cause to look up in the dictionary.

You’re outraged, aren’t you. You with your varnished writing desks beside a window with a view. 260 more words