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    redundancy

    Are these sentences correct:

    1-He was glad and happy.
    2-He was joyful and merry.

    3-She good-looking and beautiful.

    4-The boxes were taken out together and collectively.

    5-They went there together and collectively.

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    Re: redundancy

    Your title is the answer to your question. In each of the first three, one of the two adjectives is redundant.The last two are not natural English at all. 'Together' works; 'collectively' does not.

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    Re: redundancy

    Quote Originally Posted by navi tasan View Post
    Are these sentences correct:

    1-He was glad and happy. It's OK but "glad" and "happy" mean almost the same thing.
    2-He was joyful and merry. Same comment as above.

    3-She good-looking and beautiful. You have omittted the verb.

    4-The boxes were taken out together and collectively. Tautologous and unnatural. We wouldn't use "collectively" like this.

    5-They went there together and collectively. Same comment as above.

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