Pleonasms, Redundancies & Redundant Phrases
by wpengine on December 4, 2013
Discuss this pleonasm in the comments below.
How is this a pleonasm?
I think it can be depending on use. Made of Wood, made out of wood, the word out is redundant. But this is not always true. for example we wouldn’t say made of a tree but we would say made out of a tree.
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pleonasm: 1. the use of more words than are necessary to express an idea; redundancy. 2. an instance of this, as free gift or true fact. 3. a redundant word or expression.