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Word Choice in Terms of Style, Tone, and Clarity. Tutorial #1: Delete Redundant Material. Redundant material includes words or phrases that repeat ideas in the sentence. The Rule: Delete redundant Words and Phrases. Avoid wordiness. Explanation of Skill.

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tutorial 1 delete redundant material
Tutorial #1: Delete Redundant Material
  • Redundant material includes words or phrases that repeat ideas in the sentence.
  • The Rule: Delete redundant Words and Phrases. Avoid wordiness.
explanation of skill
Explanation of Skill
  • Redundant Phrase: Mary was alarmingly startled by the lightening strike.
  • Concise Sentence: Mary was startled by the lightening strike.
redundant pairs
Redundant Pairs
  • Terrible tragedy
  • Past history
  • Each individual
  • Final outcome
  • Past memories
  • True facts
redundant categories
Redundant Categories
  • (large) in size
  • (heavy) in weight
  • (period) in time
  • (tall) in height
abbreviation categories
Abbreviation Categories
  • AIDS syndrome
  • PIN number
  • ATM machine
  • CD disk
  • AM morning
  • PM afternoon
incorrect
Incorrect:
  • The football player suffered a harmful injury during the game.
  • Tom stood in his backyard behind his house.
correct
Correct:
  • The football player suffered and injury during the game.
  • Tom stood in his backyard.
obvious redundancy
Obvious Redundancy
  • Sally went to the store. At the store, she bought candy, and then she left the store.
  • Can be changed to:
  • Sally went to the store, bought candy,

and left.

subtle redundancy
Subtle Redundancy
  • Suzanne wrote a very unique story.
  • Can be changed to:
  • Suzanne wrote a unique story.
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