If you are fond of saying the same thing repeatedly by merely using different words, then you are guilty of a grammatical error called Tautology. Some people, in their efforts to emphasize their points, convey something important or even add literary beauty  to a text tend to commit this error. Mind you, tautological mistakes are often committed inadvertently. And these are often [almost] forgivable grammatical errors. But then again there is no need to repeatedly say the same thing over again. That is why I have compiled examples of typical tautological statements below so you can take note of them and avoid them. Enjoy and learn please.

Typical Tautological Sentences

  • I went there personally.
  • The Sahara is a dry desert.
  • The River Benue is a wet river.
  • The car cost N2000000 naira.
  • I need a new hot water heater.
  • Chima told his mom he made it for her with his own hands.
  • My first priority is to lose weight.
  • There is a lot of frozen ice on the road.
  • I know it’s true because I heard it with my own ears.
  • She always over-exaggerates.
  • In Maiduguri, we saw dilapidated ruins.
  • That is totally and completely
  • Ajoke started her presentation with a short
  • He is always making predictions about the future.
  • The school was in close proximity to the explosion.
  • In my opinion, I think he is wrong.
  • The storm hit at 2 p.m. in the afternoon.
  • The students will take turns, one after the other.
  • Having a drug test is a necessary requirement for the job.
  • They hiked to the summit at the top of the mountain.
  • She was a dark-haired
  • No worries, it’s all well and good.
  • I loved reading Sam’s autobiography of his own life.

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