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Writing Skills - Avoiding Redundancy 2 (Grades 11-12)

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Writing Skills - Avoiding Redundancy 2

1. 
Which word/phrase in the sentence below is redundant and can be removed without changing the meaning of the sentence?

In 2014. researchers discovered and uncovered one of the biggest dinosaurs of all time, a new species of titanosaur, one of the largest species of dinosaurs to ever have walked on Earth.
  1. In 2014
  2. and uncovered
  3. a new species of titanosaur
  4. species of dinosaurs
2. 
Which word/phrase in the sentence below is redundant and can be removed without changing the meaning of the sentence?

The restaurant's accountants determined that there might have possibly been a breach of security involving the restaurant's payment portal.
  1. restaurant's
  2. possibly
  3. of security
  4. payment
3. 
Which word/phrase in the sentence below is redundant and can be removed without changing the meaning of the sentence?

After a traumatic event, children often revert back to behaviors they exhibited as babies.
  1. traumatic
  2. back
  3. behaviors
  4. babies
4. 
Which word/phrase in the sentence below is redundant and can be removed without changing the meaning of the sentence?

As you prepare the newspaper, please ensure that the captions are aligned in a straight line underneath each photo.
  1. the newspaper
  2. ensure
  3. in a straight line
  4. underneath each photo
5. 
Which word/phrase in the sentence below is redundant and can be removed without changing the meaning of the sentence?

The couple's abrupt decision to elope was sudden and surprised their families.
  1. couple's
  2. to elope
  3. was sudden
  4. and surprised
6. 
Which word/phrase in the sentence below is redundant and can be removed without changing the meaning of the sentence?

Historically, in the past, politicians often inserted their religious beliefs into their positions.
  1. in the past
  2. often
  3. religious
  4. their
7. 
Which word/phrase in the sentence below is redundant and can be removed without changing the meaning of the sentence?

After receiving two different results, the students decided to repeat the experiment again to hopefully find some consistency among them.
  1. two
  2. again
  3. hopefully
  4. consistency
8. 
Which word/phrase in the sentence below is redundant and can be removed without changing the meaning of the sentence?

Instead of relying on the computer to create the graphics, Eric opted to draw them by hand, manually.
  1. Instead of relying on the computer
  2. to create the graphics
  3. opted to draw them
  4. manually
9. 
Which word/phrase in the sentence below is redundant and can be removed without changing the meaning of the sentence?

If you want to become better at calculus, you should start by reviewing the basic fundamentals of mathematics.
  1. If you want
  2. at calculus
  3. basic
  4. of mathematics
10. 
Which word/phrase in the sentence below is redundant and can be removed without changing the meaning of the sentence?

The high school asked female students to submit pictures of the dresses they planned to wear to prom to ensure no students had the same identical dresses.
  1. female
  2. they planned to wear to prom
  3. the same
  4. dresses
11. 
Which word/phrase in the sentence below is redundant and can be removed without changing the meaning of the sentence?

Although the football coach was liked by all of the players, he was known for having a volatile and unpredictable temper at times.
  1. Although
  2. all of the
  3. and unpredictable
  4. at times

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