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Practice English Speaking&Listening with: Common Redundancies - Common Mistakes in English Writing and Speaking

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hi I'm Sonam Prakash and I'm here with

another lesson for this module write it

right so I'm helping you to write

correctly so I have named this module

write it right so I'm here with the

second lesson of this module which is

common redundancies so you should avoid

these redundancies in your writing

I have listed out some redundancies just

watch this lesson carefully and I hope

that you won't be using such

redundancies in your writing and

communication both so the topics of

discussion redundancy common

redundancies which we use then list of

those redundancies and then examples of

each so the first redundancy is adequate

enough so when I say adequate enough

just concentrate it is one or the other

will work see adequate enough just think

can you use them together adequate and

enough because I feel that both mean the

same adequate and that's enough so when

I say this is adequate for today this is

this is enough this is adequate can I

use these words together no so this is

one of the redundancies and we should

avoid them so when I say that the

quality of his work was perfectly

adequate so if I say was perfectly

adequate enough it looks weird

it's a redundancy it looks redundant and

it is not acceptable when you say good

writing so good writing skills we should

avoid these redundancies

that's why I've listed it for you that

once you watch this lesson at least you

won't use such redundancies in your


now the second redundancy close

proximity so when I use them together

both mean the same so I am being

redundant I am using the same meaning

again and again together

which is not acceptable because what is

the description to be in proximity

something is to be close to it so both

means the same so how you going to use


Mexico is a popular vacation spot

because of its proximity to California

so because of its proximity you will not

see because of its close proximity both

words means the same it will become

redundant the sentence will become

redundant two words of the same meaning

together this is called redundancy now

the third is combined together when you

say combine that itself means together

so when you say combine together it is

wrong English it is redundant you cannot

use both the words together so the

description is to combine is to bring

multiple things together so you will not

use these words together instead you

will use one word one out of them so she

manages to successfully combine

motherhood and the career she is

managing both so combined motherhood and

a career

you will not say combined together

motherhood on career know only one word

you should not be redundant while

writing each and every so this is a very

common redundancy which I am seeing or I

am going through when I'm going through

a write-up or something I always see

this redundancy I don't feel good

because a good writing avoids redundancy

each and every means the same thing

so why you're using both of us together

you should not you should avoid using

such redundancy now each and every are

synonyms each and every means the same

so just use one of them not both of them

together so each artist sees things

differently so I'm I will not say each

and every artist I will say each artist

now few in number so when I say few in

number what do I mean I should you I use

few when I'm talking about number few

itself means that I'm talking about

number I have a specific count when I'm

using few so why I am writing few in


it is a redundancy it is incorrect I

should not write you in number I should

write few few itself means less in

number it pertains to numbers so here is

an example there are fewer children at

the school this year fewer children at

the school this year so not using few in

number I'm saying fewer children fewer

children itself means that they are less

in number so why should I use this word

number no it's a redundancy so I will

only write fewer children so the next

redundancies final outcome oh come on

final an outcome both mean the same so

the outcome comes when it's final so by

using both words together so just use

one of them then outcome is a result and

therefore it it is intrinsically final

so we are still waiting or we are still

awaiting the outcome of the trial not

the final outcome you will not say final

outcome you will just say outcome

outcome is itself final so the next is

future plans so when I'm talking about

the plan I'm talking about future so by

saying future plans just say plans or in

future but when you talk about plans you

will only say plans nor future plans if

you're planning something that means it

is not happening or it has not happened

it is going to happen it is itself

future it is future tense so

via to use these two words together

future plans

it is a redundancy avoid this redundancy

just take an example what are you plans

after graduation I will not ask him what

are your future plans after graduation

no it's a redundancy plans are always in

future plans are not happening if you

are planning something that means it is

going to happen and it is pertaining to

future don't use these two words

together so the next time you are

writing something you will not say

future plans you will only talk about

plants interact with each other

see if I'm using the word interact it

obviously means that there are more than

two parties who are interacting with

each other invited to use these three

words with each other interacting means

with each other so let's take an example

it is interesting to meet at gatherings

and interact not interacting with each

other interact itself means that we are

talking to each other or discussing with

each other so just say interact reason

is because this is a complete redundancy

so when you are saying because it itself

means that you are telling about a

reason I'm not going to school today

because by Monday the reason is because

I am unwell no it's redundancy you

should not use the reason is because you

will only say because because the reason

is contained in the definition of

because itself if I am using this

conjunction because if you've seen my

previous lesson of conjunctions you must

have seen that these are joining words

and if I'm saying because it itself

means that I am telling you a reason

that why I'm not doing this

so I've already explained the meaning of

because earlier so just remember that

you are not going to use these two

reason is because you will just say

because and it will itself mean that you

are telling about a reason so I cannot

give you the report for the simple

reason that it is not yet finished

simple reason or just say simple reason

that it is not yet finished if you're

not using because then you say simple

reason but if you're using because then

you are not going to use this word

reason free word back go back a revert

is sufficient so they ignored her words

by reverting to the former subject I

have seen people writing reverting back

no reward itself means back going back

then why are you using these two words


why do you revert back you will only use

revert don't write back so this is the

end of this lesson and I hope I have

discussed so many redundancies and this

must be helpful for you while writing

because some of them were very common

and I have seen them I've seen people

writing them so just avoid these

redundancies and improve your writing

and be a good writer so I hope this

lesson was helpful for you thanks for

watching it I have more lessons for this

module thank you

The Description of Common Redundancies - Common Mistakes in English Writing and Speaking