Chapter 9-8-2: Redundancy & Restatements

Grammar > Building Sentences > Common Errors > Redundancy & Restatements

Restating something in your text is not always a bad thing. Sometimes redundancy can be used to emphasize how important an idea is. When this occurs, the author makes an intentional decision to do so.

More often than not, redundancy occurs by accident and creates awkward sentences. It is important for ESL students to know that, in English, subjects and objects in clauses are not repeated. Consider the following examples:

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