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    Repeating the same word in the same sentence

    What's it called when you repeat the same word in a sentence? My high school English teacher discouraged students from doing it, and used a technical term when referring to it.

    One example is the title of this topic, and here's another:
    I went to the nice lady's house today and she treated me nicely.

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    Re: Repeating the same word in the same sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by muze View Post
    What's it called when you repeat the same word in a sentence? My high school English teacher discouraged students from doing it, and used a technical term when referring to it.

    One example is the title of this topic, and here's another:
    See this link which gives good info about repetition of a word.

    Repetition (rhetorical device) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    From there, I would say that your example is one of conduplication.

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