How to avoid pleonasm in your writing?

What's pleonasm?

Despite its name this is actually a fairly simple concept. Pleonasm simply refers to the use of unnecessary or redundant words in a sentence. Avoiding pleonasm in your work will make it flow better and be more concise.

The wizard himself had cast the spell.

In this sentence the word himself is unnecessary.

The ogre with his very own eyes had seen the pretty princess approaching.

You can check for these by proofreading your work.

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