No matter what occasion we write or speak in a bigger or small audience, being verbose is inevitable. However, it is not an excuse for some to notice that those are technically wrong and grammatically incorrect. As I have done my research, I had a good time reading and laughing at the hilarious results I found on the internet.
Take a look at the below common examples of phrases I picked up which I thought are common errors that we use every day in normal conversations:
1. The word updated itself means up to date or recent. There is no need for the word “most.”
2. Seriously? This is something that doesn’t need “in the morning” at the end. Always remember, there’s no morning in PM.
3. This is extremely redundant. Repeat means to do it again. There’s no need for you to say it “again.”
4. Well, I’m sure that there is no imaginary or false experience.
5. When you say foremost, it is the first. These two words mean the same. It is like having a relationship. You can only have one.
6. Midnight is enough to refer to the 12:00 o’clock after 11:00 P.M. Midnight does not happen at any other time than 12 AM.
9. Summary by its very definition is short or brief. Just a summary will do.
We may haven’t noticed that we are speaking or writing these hilarious redundant phrases and sentences but it is something that has to be corrected once and for all. Posting these examples over the internet whenever you update your status on Facebook or tweets on Twitter will attract ugly attention from the netizens especially from those grammar Nazis and you’ll end up being bashed for committing such an error.
Be very careful.