Recently I published a post about a humorous but instructive essay about redundancies. Since then I learned of a good resource for avoiding redundancies; it’s a list of the more common redundant phrases, with a concise replacement for each. Here are five entries:
Instead of arrived at the conclusion, change to or try concluded.
Instead of I wish to take this opportunity to thank you, change to or try thank you.
Instead of same identical, change to or try same.
Instead of visible to the eye, change to or try visible.
Instead of warn in advance, change to or try warn.The Takeaway: When you have the time, read through the entire list. Then keep the list in your resource file as a reminder and guide.
Thanks to Paul G. Henning for pointing out this resource.