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Greta Thu 07-Dec-17 10:49:17

I keep hearing people saying 'also/as well', e.g.: He is also very good at singing as well. Is this something new?

hildajenniJ Thu 07-Dec-17 11:00:17

It is a very clumsy use of English. Clement Freud and Frank Muir would have had a field day with that one on Just a Minute.

Crafting Thu 07-Dec-17 13:16:05

Sorry greta when I saw the word tautology my mind immediately went to that song "I taut I saw a puddy tat a creeping up on me" anyone remember it? tchgrin

grandtanteJE65 Fri 08-Dec-17 14:01:58

I say, I saw a puddy tat a creeping up on me was the next line. They played it a lot on Children's Choice when I was little. As far as I remember, Tweetie Bird sang it, when Sylvester tried to get him out of his cage.

My English teacher would have murdered us if we had use also and as well in the same sentence!

Christinefrance Fri 08-Dec-17 15:53:27

No it happens all the time, another one I hear frequently is ' small little ' so unnecessary.

Daddima Fri 08-Dec-17 17:47:27

Reverse back.
Repeat again ( unless one has previously repeated).