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Friday, June 6, 2008

Criminal Sentence 32: Don't Repeat

A common error I see:

"It was dark and also foggy."

I made this one up, but I see a lot of similar sentences, sentences that use both "and" and "also" together. In this case, please delete "also" because it is repetitive. Also watch out for "in addition." I often see this phrase in the same sentence as an "and." Some writers use both for emphasis, but most of the time it is redundant.

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