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Test your understanding of the English lesson by answering these questions. You will get the answers and your score at the end of the quiz.
Which one is CORRECT?

Which word is redundant or unnecessary in the following sentence?
Our usual custom is to meet on Sunday evenings.

Which word is redundant in the following question?
Is that your final conclusion?

Where's the redundancy?
Foreign imports

Which expression is redundant in the following question?
Did armed gunmen surround the foreign bank?

Which of the following is NOT a redundant expression?
It was an unexpected surprise when the young twins began to skate on the frozen ice.

Does the following question contain any redundant expressions?
Can you warn me in advance if anyone is coming?

Are there any problems with the following question?
Do you have any cash money?

Is there anything wrong with the following sentence?
Free gift for every customer!


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173 Comments on “English Vocabulary – Redundant Expressions”


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Thank you very much.

Friday, April 4th 2014

    thank you very much Rebecca. I got 8 out of 9 Redundant Expressions.

    Saturday, April 5th 2014

    Many thanks for your teachings Ms. Rebecca. Believe it or not, many redundand expressions that I still used today (“today” is redundant, right?)I learned them in the language classromm; even though most of my teachers were English native speakers.

    The first redundant expression I learned in shool was: Repeat that “again”.

    Thanks “again” and have a great weekend!

    Sunday, April 6th 2014

      Dear Rebecca,

      Your resource page on redundancies is just great. It made me reflect on the number of redundant expressions I constantly use.

      Rebecca you made an excellent job!!!

      My best regards.

      Thursday, April 17th 2014

        Thanks a lot for your feedback. Glad you found the resource page helpful. It is an advanced problem – using redundant expressions – but an important one to clear up. All the best, Regino.

        Monday, May 26th 2014

          Yes, even native speakers are guilty of using such expressions. You can understand that not all native speakers – or even teachers – use the language perfectly!

          Monday, May 26th 2014

Thank you very much. Your lessons are very helpful and enjoyable and you always explain your lessons easy way which everybody can understand. when I watch your lessons I try practice them in my life and every time when I use them I feel like I almost learned english. to be honest your lessons inspires me. I wish you and your engvid team the best of luck in your career. I would suggest you to make lesson about talking with receptionist in bank or especially in school when we students come to study to london we don’t know how to speak with receptionist or how to register and so on I believe you understand what I mean. This might be easy for you but trust me most student don’t know and afraid. For example I still don’t know what to say and how to say, please make video if possible.
Thank you for your attention.

Friday, April 4th 2014

    Thanks, Yusuf, for all your kind words and also your suggestion. I will pass it on to all the engvid teachers. I wish you the best with your English studies and with your life.

    Monday, May 26th 2014

Thank you very much. Your lessons are very helpful. Thank you indeed.

Friday, April 4th 2014

Thank You very much ,for this lesson.

Friday, April 4th 2014

I’ve got 67% great

Friday, April 4th 2014

it was a great lesson to me :D

Friday, April 4th 2014

I’m very grateful to you .Your lessons help me a lot. Thank you .

Friday, April 4th 2014

I got 4 correct out of 9. Except No.7, I jumped to the conclusion. haha (^^;) I understood No.7. Thank you for your helpful lesson, Rebecca :)

Friday, April 4th 2014

“You got 9 correct out of 9.” Thanks for the tricks ! :D

Friday, April 4th 2014

89% :D

Friday, April 4th 2014

thank you for this video.

Friday, April 4th 2014

Thanks teacher. You are the best!

Friday, April 4th 2014

Thanks Rebecca for your kindly and clear explanation. I have got it.

Friday, April 4th 2014

Thank you dear Rebecca. It was interesting lesson.

Friday, April 4th 2014

Thank you very much for your lessons and for your resources…….fantastic the irregular verbs list grouped!!!!!!!,

Friday, April 4th 2014

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Friday, April 4th 2014

    Hi, sadula.
    You can click on his avatar to find out.

    Friday, April 4th 2014

I am learning a lot from evid… Thank you guys.

Friday, April 4th 2014

Thanks Rebecca. I’m following all your lessons. These are impressive and are supporting to increase my grade in the company.

Saturday, April 5th 2014

    Happy to hear it, Prabhu. Improving your English is certainly an important element on the path to career success, all over the world. My best to you.

    Monday, May 26th 2014

I got 8 correct out of 9 :)

Thank you teacher for your lessons .

Saturday, April 5th 2014

Clear. I suppose it is correct to say: “Do you have an alternative?” Because alternatives are two and options are infinite. But how about “the both alternatives” or “the two alternatives”. Maybe you do a lesson about irregular verbs and redundant expressions because “grow up” sounds like a redundant expression to me.

Saturday, April 5th 2014

    You don’t need to say “the two alternatives” actually, but many people make these errors in normal speech. If you are doing an English exam though, you should be more careful. My best to you.

    Monday, May 26th 2014

Thank you very much.

Saturday, April 5th 2014

Thanks Rebecca.

Saturday, April 5th 2014

Thanks my best teacher Rebecca, got 89%.

Saturday, April 5th 2014

Very percious lesson ; but i think the live conversations is well to increase our level , koubalondon can we speak on live please !

Saturday, April 5th 2014

thank goes to you rebecca.

Saturday, April 5th 2014

Thank you so much.

Saturday, April 5th 2014

Hi Rebecca. I like your lesson very much . It’s very easy to understand.
I have a question on today’s lesson. I looked up my oxford dictionary and it says
‘Ask a question’ ‘circulate around ‘ ‘ kneel down’ ‘ fall down’ ‘hurry up’.
I get confused as your resources on redundancies say it’s wrong .
Could you explain it,please?

Saturday, April 5th 2014

    The dictionary often lists language as it is used. It also lists slang expressions and so on. That doesn’t make the expressions grammatically correct as such, it just means you will hear them being used in that way often. My best wishes to you.

    Monday, May 26th 2014

Thank you Rebecca! it was very helpfull lesson!

Saturday, April 5th 2014

Hi Ms. Rebecca!
“Many things I hadn`t known THEM until I saw that video.”
-Is “THEM” a redundant?
Thanks in advance.

Saturday, April 5th 2014

    This sentence isn’t constructed properly in any case, but yes it would be wrong to use the word “them” in that way. You should say:

    I hadn’t known many of these things until I saw the video.

    All the best to you, Alef.

    Monday, May 26th 2014

Thanks Rebecca!

Saturday, April 5th 2014

Dear madam,
then is it correct to say “final destination”?

your lessons are very helpful
thxxx

Saturday, April 5th 2014

    It is a common expression, often used by the airlines, just to clarify, because a traveler may have many stops on his / her journey. Otherwise, it would be redundant. My best to you.

    Monday, May 26th 2014

Bonjour charmante Rebecca. As is usual your lesson is very instructive and interesting (no redondance isn’t). It is also funny because it reminds me a professor I had a long time ago in maths who always asked us (his students – that’s almost a redondance) to be very careful about pleonasms. I’m now quite old but I never forgot the example he used to take to explain: never say “ingrown nails in the flesh but ingrown nails“. He was not only a very good math teacher but also a lover of high level language what you definitely are (don’t know about maths :-).

Saturday, April 5th 2014

    Thanks for the anecdote and also your kind words. I wish you all the best.

    Monday, May 26th 2014

Great! Full marks on first quiz. I love the way Ronnie teaches. She makes it super interesting…with all the jokes from around the world!

Saturday, April 5th 2014

Hi Rebecca, about redundant sentences,I don´t agree with the last three. “crisis situation”, “completely destroyed” and “absolutely necessary”. We can say “partially destroyed” “iminent crisis situation” or “is it absolutely necessary?”
Thank´s for help me in my English.

Saturday, April 5th 2014

    You will hear some of these expressions often but technically they are redundant. If you like them and want to use them for emphasis, then go ahead but be more careful in academic or professional writing or speaking as a higher level of English is demanded in these contexts. My best wishes to you, Jorge.

    Monday, May 26th 2014

10/10 Hip hip hurray

Saturday, April 5th 2014

Thank you very much…

Saturday, April 5th 2014

I got 8 of 9..Thanks Rebecca!

Saturday, April 5th 2014

9 out of 9. Thank you Rebecca.

Saturday, April 5th 2014

Thank you Rebeca. It’s my first use. I want to learn a lot of.

Saturday, April 5th 2014

Thank you Rebecca. You’re an excellent teacher. It’s very difficult to find excellent teachers as EngVid ones and especially you :).
I got 9 out of 9. I’m happy :)

Saturday, April 5th 2014

    Thanks, and glad to hear you did so well on the quiz. My best to you, Zingo.

    Monday, May 26th 2014

Thankk you, Rebecca. I did nearly all that mistakes till you teach me ;)

Saturday, April 5th 2014

Thank you Rebecca!

Saturday, April 5th 2014

Hi Rebecca,
Thank you for the explanation, redundant expression always my weakness

Saturday, April 5th 2014

Thank you teacher

Saturday, April 5th 2014

I got 100% !!!!

Sunday, April 6th 2014

Thanks :-)

Sunday, April 6th 2014

thanks

Sunday, April 6th 2014

wow.There are lots of things I do have to learn

Sunday, April 6th 2014

this lesson is so helpful, thank you teacher

Sunday, April 6th 2014

It’s good lesson, I need more practices.

Sunday, April 6th 2014

thank you Rebecca, I’m enjoy it.

Sunday, April 6th 2014

Dear Rebecca,

Your resource page on redundancies is just great. It made me reflect on the number of redundant expressions I constantly use.

Rebecca you made an excellent job!!!

My best regards.

Sunday, April 6th 2014

Hey Rebecca! Your English classes are really helps people all over the world to improve their language skills. I’m going to start working on these Redundant Expressions immediately! Thank you kindly and I hope to hear from you soon! Buy for now!

Sunday, April 6th 2014

    *bye ))))

    Sunday, April 6th 2014

      Glad to hear you found the lesson helpful and I’m sure you will progress with such a good attitude. All the best, Alex.

      Monday, May 26th 2014

Thank you so much , it’s been a wonderful lesson , got mistakes first and now I’ve got Excellent .

Sunday, April 6th 2014

Teacher Rebecca, you are truly amazing! I love your accent and the way you present yourself to the camera. When I saw your videos posted on youtube, I told to myself that I need to be a member of this site and here I am!

I find this lesson very informative. I was laughing to myself while watching this lesson since I am a frequent user of these redundant expresions!

Thank you and stay great as always.

Sunday, April 6th 2014

Where I can find more examples?
Thanks for the lesson Rebecca!

Sunday, April 6th 2014

unique lesson:0 thank you so much.

Sunday, April 6th 2014

Thank you Rebecca

Sunday, April 6th 2014

100%

Thank you Rebecca :)

Sunday, April 6th 2014

……..great help thanks

Sunday, April 6th 2014

Thanks Rebecca !!

You made a good explanation of the topic.

Sunday, April 6th 2014

Thank you.

Sunday, April 6th 2014

thanks rebecca for this lesson

Sunday, April 6th 2014

Hello Teacher Rebecca
Its very useful.
I love your voice and very clear when you talk
I really want to learn more English from you
Thanks

Sunday, April 6th 2014

Exelent class, thanks Rebecca.

Sunday, April 6th 2014

Dear Rebecca
what the difference of this sentence
1.I go to school
2.I go to the school

Monday, April 7th 2014

    Hi little Wella. “I go to school” in this sentence school is not specific,it means I go to (any)school.and “I go to the school” in this sentence”school” is specific.it means the school where I study.hope it helps :)

    Monday, April 7th 2014

      thanks u very much for your helpful respons

      Friday, April 11th 2014

      This is the correct explanation. Thanks for yoru help, Stranger444. All the best.

      Monday, May 26th 2014

        YOUR help!

        Monday, May 26th 2014

    Hi Wella, my understanding is that If you say ” i go to school” it means you go to study because you are studying there. But if you say “I go to the school” it means you go to do something else other than study. for example you go to the school to attend your son’s entrance ceremony.

    Friday, April 11th 2014

      thanks u very much

      Friday, April 11th 2014

Thanks a lot Ms. Rebecca . I learned a lot about redundant expressions .It seems easy to accept a sentence with errors but it’s necessary we can discover to them . It was an useful free class, you are very kind, gentle and friendly.

Monday, April 7th 2014

    Thank you for your kind words. I am glad the lessons help you improve your English. My best wishes to you.

    Monday, May 26th 2014

Thank you very much

Monday, April 7th 2014

Thank you very much madam,I expect more lessons from you which cover the every aspects of English language.

Monday, April 7th 2014

Thank you very much

Monday, April 7th 2014

It was a very good class. Thank you Rebecca.

Monday, April 7th 2014

thank you that,s very nice of you

Monday, April 7th 2014

thank you.

Monday, April 7th 2014

I got 9 in 9.Thanks very nuch Rebbeca!

Monday, April 7th 2014

thanks rebecca for teaching english..
‘i know that in canada french language is also speak. i have done advance diploma in french language..i am weak in speaking french can you please suggest me how i can improve my french speaking if you know..

Monday, April 7th 2014

i was looking at the well. i could give all the answers are correct

Monday, April 7th 2014

100% :D thank you mam. it was a fruitful lesson for me.

Monday, April 7th 2014

Thank you! I improved my skills ;)

Monday, April 7th 2014

Very interesting lesson.

Tuesday, April 8th 2014

thank you very much for the lesson Rebecca :)

Tuesday, April 8th 2014

Thanks, it’s useful! 89%:-)

Wednesday, April 9th 2014

Hi Rebecca,
thanks a lot for your helpful lesson.
take care

Wednesday, April 9th 2014

89%. Thanks Rebecca. It’s helpful

Wednesday, April 9th 2014

“You got 9 correct out of 9”
Thanks for the lesson.

Wednesday, April 9th 2014

thank you for video make me understand more English. i got 78% and i enjoy with test

Thursday, April 10th 2014

THANKS TOO MUCH

Thursday, April 10th 2014

If you found this lesson helpful, please check my resource page for lots more examples to help you avoid this common mistake:

http://www.engvid.com/english-resource/redundancies/

All the best to each of you.

Thursday, April 10th 2014

hi
thanks so much
woh can i use your lesson

Thursday, April 10th 2014

Thank you so much teacher Rebecca. I love your voice and all of your lessons.

Thursday, April 10th 2014

Thank you Rebecca!

Friday, April 11th 2014

I got nine out of nine. Thank you Rebbeca

Saturday, April 12th 2014

9/9. Thank you! Now I will recognize mistakes like that.

Sunday, April 13th 2014

Thanks Rebeca, very usefull lesson.

Monday, April 14th 2014

Thanks Rebecca!

Tuesday, April 15th 2014

Thanks so much Maam rebeca,your the best teacher i’ve ever had. it really help alot…. God Bless you!

Tuesday, April 15th 2014

    Thank you for your kind comments. My best wishes to you, Marianne1226.

    Monday, May 26th 2014

Perfect! I got all corrects.

Saturday, April 19th 2014

Your teaching is nice, you explain clearly, this is helpful

Saturday, April 19th 2014

Hi Rebecca, great lesson. Thank you!

I got confused with a phrase. Could you answer me a question? “Could you repeat the directions again?” is always redundant? I mean, if someone had asked for directions, and this person didn’t understand, and the person must to give the directions again? This person couldn’t say “Could you repeat the directions again?”

Monday, April 21st 2014

    Well, they could certainly say it but it’s not technically correct because the word “repeat” means to say or do something again. It is a very common mistake though so people don’t feel it is wrong anymore because they have heard it so often the wrong way that it seems normal and right! Be careful about using redundant expressions in academic or professional writing though. My best to you.

    Monday, May 26th 2014

Thanks teacher.

Wednesday, April 23rd 2014

thank you very much ;)

Tuesday, April 29th 2014

WOW! It’s new knowledge for the foreigner such me. The exam in my country has this question about redundancy. Thanks Thanks Thanks (This isn’t redundancy)

Tuesday, April 29th 2014

    You’re welcome, welcome, welcome! All the best.

    Monday, May 26th 2014

Thank you!Very interesting!

Saturday, May 3rd 2014

Great ! Thank you ! It’s very useful and interesting !

Saturday, May 3rd 2014

thank you for usefull lessons, I have got 89%

Tuesday, May 6th 2014

Very helpful lesson)Many thanks

Saturday, May 10th 2014

It’s helpful Rebecca,thank you very much.I like it.

Friday, May 16th 2014

Thanks Rebecca
I got 9 of 9
like it

Monday, May 19th 2014

So happy to hear that this lesson is making you all aware of something that is often ignored. I wish you all the best with your English!

Monday, May 26th 2014

Excellent Rebecca.thanks for your support

Tuesday, May 27th 2014

I am so weak in this, I only have got 5 out of 9

Sunday, June 15th 2014

Thank you very much

Tuesday, June 24th 2014

Thank you very much.

Monday, June 30th 2014

YOU ARE GREAT THANK YOU.

Tuesday, July 1st 2014

Thank you Rebecca!!

Tuesday, July 8th 2014

Thanks Rebecca.. Today i realized the mistake i used to do..Surely i will correct them in course of time

Monday, August 4th 2014

Hi Rebecca I learn so much with your lessons I appreciate a lot. I have a question for you, what is your other internet site? I remembered that you said in one of your videos. Thank you so much for your help.

Monday, August 4th 2014

Thank you so much madam, i found it very useful,the way you convey the subject is awesome. your my favt teacher.

Wednesday, August 20th 2014

The lesson is very important.

Thursday, August 21st 2014

Hi Rebecca. Can you please do a lesson about one-to-one or one-on-one the correct usage of these?

Saturday, August 23rd 2014

really good I have understood the lesson very easy.
thanks for the lesson.

Sunday, August 31st 2014

you are the best Rebecca

Sunday, September 7th 2014

Thanks very much Miss Rebecca for Your Explain ,but could I make a question : in the last sentence you had said ‘we can eliminate adj or not’ but how we can distinguish the best because I noticed that need a lot of expert in English Crammer could you give us a simple way to do that with my thanks in advance .

Tuesday, September 9th 2014

thanh you Rebeca i get 100 in the quiz
god blessed you

Tuesday, October 21st 2014

Many thanks Rebecca u r great teacher ..we catch the information easily and quickly .. no words can appreciate your hardworking :)

Friday, October 24th 2014

thanks very much madam

Saturday, November 15th 2014

Thank you Rebecca.

Friday, December 26th 2014

Thank you very much Rebecca.

Sunday, January 25th 2015

Dear Rebecca,
Have a look.
This expression immediately connects us to your instructive lesson. It’s great.
Best regards.

Tuesday, March 3rd 2015

Thank you Rebecca! It’s very useful. The lesson is easy because you have the simple way of teaching.

Sunday, March 15th 2015

I got 9 correct out of 9. as usual)))
here all what you need is just to be carefully while reading the exercises, sentences, and so on, because the redundancies could be noticed from the context of the paragraphs.
and my advice to all, before watching Rebecca’s videos first look into the words- vocabularies that you don’t know,
how do I personally work with English? well, I created a words doc. ( you might name it as you want) and any new word, I just write it there, all the time, I’ve the Google translation + google.com opened to find out the new words.
PS. I deliberated above to write one redundant expression. try to find it out….

Thank you, Thank you so much, Thanks, Thanks a lot. Thank you very much. Thanks- even in the shower))))))))))))

Monday, March 16th 2015

I am grateful.

Friday, April 10th 2015

Thank you Rebecca! it was very helpfull lesson!

Sunday, April 19th 2015

I did not read question number 6 before answering it. Lesson learned. A special thanks to Rebecca!

Saturday, May 23rd 2015

Dear Rebecca!
I have one sentence:
_”Could you repeat this question one more time?”
Can I use “one more time” instead of “again” ?
Please, explain it to me.
Thank you in advance, teacher.

Tuesday, June 2nd 2015

hi….i’ve got 6 out of 9.
i have a question.
“could you warn me in advance….” is wrong.
how about
“could you let me know in advance”
hope to receive your answer soon. thank you.

Friday, July 17th 2015

hi Rebecca.
i hope you would clarify some confusions i’ve been having all this time.i think it is about preposition but i have searched any video clips about prepositions but i havent come across the one i’m looking for.
my problem is….
i’ve seen “in the window” “on the window””in the shade””under the shade”…..
i once asked a senior, she told me the phrases are all correct depending on the situation.
so i’d like to know about this.
what are the differences, when to use which….

thank you in advance.
have a nice day.

Friday, July 17th 2015

Thank u

Wednesday, October 7th 2015

Thank u very much mam.
I am very weak in speaking and written. Could you please give me some suggestions for every day practice in these area. Thanks for yor valuable advice.

Wednesday, October 7th 2015

i got it all. Thank you Rebecca.

Sunday, October 25th 2015

Thanks I am learning Rebecca

Tuesday, October 27th 2015

very useful. Thank you very much.

Wednesday, January 13th 2016

Thanks. This really insightful.

Thursday, February 4th 2016

I’m like it!)

Monday, April 4th 2016

hmm…i thought I saw FREE gift using on promotion. got this wrong.

Wednesday, May 4th 2016
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