This post in the BE THE EDITOR series asked which three words need to come out of this sentence?
These three words are redundant. In other words, they add nothing. If removed, the meaning of the sentence is clear, and the sentence itself is tighter.
The APA publication manual gives many examples of redundancy. In these examples, the italicized words are redundant: small in size, summarize briefly, the reason is because, in close proximity, one and the same, very close to significance.
I'm sure you get the idea. Based on these examples, can you find three words to cut from the sentence in the picture?
If you omit "on," "back," and "out," you will have a much stronger sentence.
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