I always advise writers to be concise. This is not easy and I write redundant words too if I’m not careful.

In an earlier post, I wrote “past experience” when “experience” could have sufficed because experience is something that has happened.

Here are other examples:

bright flash of light
huge skyscraper
Free gift
Old antiques
Actual facts
Basic fundamentals
Add up
Brief summary
Exact same

Of course in a narrative story, sometimes, we deliberately use synonyms to emphasize a fact or make the story interesting.

For instance: “I have an itsy bitsy teeny weeny tiny little rant,” said the boy.

But that’s a tip for another day.

Can you think of other redundancies?