Superfluous Expressions

Word/Phrase    -    Superfluous

1.      Until - not

2.      Unless- not

3.      Rarely- not

4.      Hardly- not

5.      Scarcely- not

6.      Barely- not

7.      Forbid- not

8.      Deny- not

9.      Prohibit- not

10.   Without- not

11.   Lest- not/but for

12.   Recede- back

13.   Return- back

14.   Retract- back

15.   Withdraw- back

16.   Recall- back

17.   May/might- possibly/likely to / probably

18.   Can/could-able to

19.   7pm/ 9:30pm-this evening

20.   8am/11am-this morning

21.   Despite-of

22.   Suppose- if, in-case, would that

23.   In case-if, would that, suppose

24.   Would that- if ,in-case, suppose

25.   Cousin-  sister/brother

26.   Spouse- husband/wife

27.   During- the period

28.   Reimburse-back

29.   Repeat-again

30.   Recapitulate-again

31.   Recall-again

32.   Reborn-again

33.   Rebuilt-again

34.   Agreement-mutual

35.   Await-for

36.   Kindly-please

37.   Request- please/ kindly

38.   Rain cats and dogs- like

39.   Flee- away

40.   Coward-man/ boy etc

41.   Twins/ triplet-two/ three

42.   Friend- mutual

43.   Agreement- mutual

44.   Comparatively- better, faster(use positive degree and not comparative

45.   Superlative- most

46.   The reason why-because

47.   Blunder- big/huge

48.   Tell/told -to

49.   On the contrary- but

 

50.   Enter-into