Redundant Phrases

As common as they are, they are incorrect because they contain redundancies.

exact same
end result
unexpected surprise
close proximity
merge together
during the course of
difficult dilemma
foreign imports
8:00 am in the morning
past history — This is being used more frequently in the medical field where doctors are asking for a patient’s “past medical history” on a special form.

But my favorite is

free-gift

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I am a veteran graphic designer who started at the time when cut and paste meant an X-acto knife and rubber cement. I use my experience to educate others. I have an intolerance for ignorance and stupidity.
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2 Responses to Redundant Phrases

  1. larrry mitchelll says:

    I have the exact same sentiments

  2. Then there are “very unique” and “most unique”. Perhaps there is supposed to be a “only slightly unique”.

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