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Skidmore Guide to Writing Index
Repetition


Beware of repeating yourself.  Guard against pairing adjectives and adverbs with other words similar in meaning.

            Example: The old antiques from a distant time period were on sale at the spacious, expansive store.

Well, all antiques are old, by definition. Time and period refer to the same thing. And what meaningful difference is there between expansive and spacious?


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