Monday, November 2, 2009

Redundancy, Common Phrases, and Conciseness

Redundancy isn't just a sentence that contains words or phrases or clauses with the same meanings. Redundancy also appears in common phrases. One example is action plan. Now, many times plans don't get accomplished for various reasons and sometimes nothing at all gets done. But the word plan does inherently imply action, and that's why the phrase action plan is redundant. So let's expunge that phrase from usage, verbal and written, for it conveys sloppy thinking and that's not what we need!

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