Sabem os famosos pleonasmos em português, Subir pra cima, Descer pra baixo. Existe o pleonasmo no inglês?
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"Receive a free gift with every purchase." (um presente sempre é de graça, então não precisaria do Free antes do gift)
"The plumber fixed our hot water heater." (Hot: quente; heater: aquecedor)
"He entered into the room." (entered: entrou; into: dentro)
"He raised up his hands in a gesture of surrender." (raised: levantado; up: para cima)
"sudden impulse" Impulses are not slow and deliberate, but are always relatively sudden.
"mutual cooperation" If it's not mutual, it's not cooperation.
"unexpected emergency" When are emergencies ever expected?
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Jill saw the building burning down with her own eyes. (She must have seen it with her own eyes.)
The vote was completely and totally unanimous. (A unanimous vote cannot be anything but complete and total.)
She herself had written her autobiography of her own life in just two weeks. (She must have written her autobiography, by definition. The biography must have been of her life.)
Tim and his friends decided to co-operate together on their project. (Co-operating involves working together, by definition).
It was his usual, habitual custom to have a bacon sandwich for breakfast. (A custom is always usual and habitual.)
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