All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘redundancy’

Back Yard, Backyard, or Back-Yard?


Which is correct? Backyard, back yard, or back-yard?

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Editing Redundancy


This poster does a clever job of showing (rather than telling) how easily redundancy can slip into our writing.

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Return of the Department of Redundancy Department: Scesis Onomaton


Scesis Onomaton, pronounced SKEE-sis uh-NO-muh-tahn, is a rhetorical device used to emphasize a point — often facetiously — by repeating the same idea in different words. For example:

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Department of Redundancy Department, Part 3: When Repetition Is OK


  In our previous two discussions of redundancy, we covered tautology, which is using different words to say the same …

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The Department of Redundancy Department, Part 2: Pleonasm


In a previous post, I introduced the problem of redundant writing and discussed the first of two kinds of redundancy: …

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