Redundancy Problems in English


Redundancy adalah pengulangan kata yang tidak diperlukan atau penggunaan beberapa kata yang seharusnya dapat dapat dihindari hanya dengan menggunakan satu kata saja.
Kalimat-kalimat berikut mengandung redundancy. Penjelasan pilihan kata yang salah diberikan setelah masing-masing kalimat agar Anda dapat memahaminya segera.
1.      The best way to learn English is to repeat the lesson again at home so that they won’t                 forget it easily. (Jawaban: again adalah redundancy karena kata repeat sudah mengandung arti “mengulang lagi”)

2.      You must translate the text in a careful manner in order that the meaning of the text in the source language is not lost. (Jawaban: in a careful manner adalah redundancy. Seharusnya carefully bisa digunakan)

3.      The language that it is used internationally should be mastered before you participate in an international organization. (Jawaban: it adalah redundancy karena sudah diwakili oleh that sebagai subyek anak kalimat “that is used internationally”. Berarti kata “it” tidak diperlukan.)

4.      Buying or purchasing new cars on credit has become an unavoidable habit because leasing companies have tried to offer monthly low installment payment. (Jawaban: buying or purchasing adalah redundancy. Seharusnya “Buying new cars” atau Purchasing new cars”)

5.      Not wanting to be late for the seminar, I decided to leave early because there was not any certainty as to what time the seminar will start tomorrow. (Jawaban: there was not any certainty adalah redundancy. Seharusnya diganti dengan it wasn’t certain)

6.      Mr. Lutfi is an authority who knows a great deal about customs and traditions of Lampung tribes because he was born and brought up in a village that still uphold traditional values in Lampung. (Jawaban: who knows a great deal adalah redundancy dan harus dihilangkan karena authority sudah mengandung arti who knows a great deal)