Redundancy

rogersgeorge on March 13th, 2016

An important part of good expository writing is to be concise. That means no more words than necessary. The rule of thumb is, “If you can remove the word without changing the meaning, remove it.” I wrote about this before, but I’ve since I’ve been using¬†comics lately¬†to illustrate some points, here’s one , Tina’s Groove, about redundancy:

tina's groove

Sigh. The comic is even an example of itself. It’s there twice. You don’t need me to explain any of the redundancies, do you?

 

 

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