Re: Redundant phrases
In class today, several of my students (Korean) answered the question, "What do you want to do (now)?" this way:
I think this is a pleonasm since implicit in the meaning of "fly" is "to move into or through the air or sky, the space above the earth."
I want to fly to the sky.
The students who answered this way are mimicking the name of a popular Korean singing duo - Fly to the Sky - which is a fine name for a singing group, or if you want to achieve some stylistic effect. However in answer to an academic question, it seems slightly semantically redundant.
What do you think?
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