Doing (or saying / writing) the same thing twice is counterproductive. Avoid double work in communication! Pretend that each word you use will cost you .75¢ (look for ways to contain costs). Oftentimes, a “repetitive redundancy” will show up in speech or writing. For each of these examples below, see how words can be deleted, making communication clearer.
RAS Syndrome (Repetitive Acronym Syndrome Syndrome)
Redundancies (see if you can drop one or more words from these terms and expressions)
Contradictory Terms – generally just odd combinations of words.
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