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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