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A redundancy is a superfluous repetition or overlapping, particularly of words. It is simply the use of more words in a sentence than necessary. It usually is the result of duplication or repetition. It is also caused by inserting additional words into a sentence order to prevent misunderstanding of the message. Tautology is essentially the same as redundancy.

Here are a few examples:

Her visit was an unexpected surprise

Be back in the house before twelve midnight.

She gave birth to a pair of twins.

Did you pick up your free gift?

He spends his time on advance planning.

Try to concentrate on the basic fundamentals.

Do you have any actual experience?

I saw only a small speck.

Cease and desist!

She reported having seen two armed gunmen.

The reason that I am late is because I overslept.

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