Avoid Irrelevant Topics And Redundancy While Writing a Unique Article

Rule: Don’t open up topics you don’t want to discuss in the article. Always avoid irrelevant or trifling topics.

Now this family is in trouble. They had an engine-boat, the main source of their income, but it went under water a couple of days ago. They had a dozen of cattle most of which have died. They had an ancient building, which they built about fifty years ago- a long time indeed; my grandfather was very young then- but they lost it too during the liberation war. How sad it is to see good people in danger!

In the above passage the bold-faced part doesn’t agree with the rest of the paragraph. It, in other words, is totally irrelevant. The inclusion of such expressions or sentences in any paragraph is considered a major weakness on the part of the writer. Sometimes even grammatical flaws in writing are overlooked, but such anomaly destroys the unity of paragraphs.

Rule: Don’t huddle up your sentences with too many verbs and verbals (non-finite verbs) so that the meaning is indirect and they look awkward. Use short-cut, direct verbs or verb phrases. Don’t use passive forms of verbs unnecessarily.

Wordy: That accident set me starting to think.

Concise: That accident set me thinking.

Wordy: He was made to agree to stop writing.

Concise: He was made to stop writing.

Wordy: This plan is deemed to be likely to serve to help cover the past losses.

Concise: This plan is likely to help cover the past losses.

Wordy: It goes to mean that nobody will stand to get the money back.

Concise: It means that nobody will get the money back.

Wordy: Sabuj-the Bipu Sona says that Nishat Sultana Rome doesn’t deserve to get such a big salary.

Concise: Sabuj-the Bipu Sona says that Nishat Sultana Rome doesn’t deserve such a big salary.

Wordy: Sabuj- the Bipu Sona must do the job of making it possible to help them stop smoking.

Concise: Sabuj- the Bipu Sona must help them stop smoking.

Rule: Avoid redundancy.

In English, people often make such mistakes. “Return”, for example, means “to come back”, and so it’s redundant to say or write:

Return back soon.

The correct form will be either

Return soon

Or, Come back soon.

Here are some more examples of redundancy.

Redundant: The meaning of the word “ersatz” means “not genuine”

Standard: The meaning of the word “ersatz” is “not genuine”

Or, The word “replacement” means “not genuine”

Redundant: The two twins are playing.

Standard: The twins are playing.

Redundant: We advanced/proceeded/progressed forward.

Standard: We advanced.

Or, We went forward.

Redundant: The water is sufficient enough for the production.

Standard: The water is sufficient/enough for the production.

Redundant: Let’s join the two ends of the rope together.

Standard: Let’s join the two ends of the rope.

Redundant: Nishat Sultana of Rome has returned back in Sabuj- the Bipu Sona’s life.

Standard: Nishat Sultana of Rome has come back in Sabuj- the Bipu Sona’s life.

Or, Nishat Sultana Rimu has returned in Sabuj- the Bipu Sona’s life.

Redundant: Repeat again what you said.

Standard: Repeat what you said.

Redundant: This process is the management’s new innovation.

Standard: This process is the management’s innovation.

(But “new invention” is a standard expression)

Redundant: These two pictures are same identical.

Standard: These two pictures are same/identical.

Redundant: The reason he died is because he drank some poisonous liquid.

Standard: The reason he died is that he drank some poisonous liquid.

Likewise, “the time when” and “the place where” are redundant expressions.

, Mahbub Hasan ,http://ezinearticles.com/expert/Mahbub_Hasan/2053706