“Could you repeat that again?!”

College professors emphasize the avoidance of redundant expressions or repeating what you want to say just to make your point.

As our previous post, we use intensifiers to make our sentences more compelling (จับใจ).

We preach good writing by getting to the point, but how do authors come up with hundreds of pages without doing so? Of course, one of our favorite sins is beating around the bush (พูดชักแม่น้ำทั้งห้า).

In business writing, Marie Kondo method is the fad. Less cluttered and direct.

When you say: “Could you repeat that again?!” it’s unnecessary to say again because you already asked the person to repeat what they were saying.

“I like the red color.” Red is a color and we all know that. Just say: I like red.

We also hear redundancy in songs. Handel’s Messiah is guilty of this: “Forever and ever..” ever is not needed because it duplicates forever. This is called poetic license. Artists commit slight grammatical errors or redundant expressions when writing poems or songs. But when you’re writing a letter to your boss, you cannot say “Same same”, just write: they’re the same or it’s the same concept or principle.

  • Free gift
  • 12 midnight
  • Brief summary
  • More better
  • Return back
  • Raise up your hands
  • Please join together
  • Cooperate together
  • End result
  • Proceed forward
  • Exactly the same

We put a dash on the unnecessary words above. You might want to add more, please let share your thoughts.

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