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    I, personally..... redundant or not?

    Hello everyone,

    I have been asked a question and would like some help answering it.

    Would, 'I, personally....' be grammatically correct or incorrect due to either the 'I' or 'personally' being redundant? I have heard arguments for both sides but would appreciate your thoughts.

    Thanks,
    Sam

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    Re: I, personally..... redundant or not?

    I, personally, feel that 'personally' is not redundant.

    If I write on this forum, "I feel that there is no future tense in English", the reader may believe that I am speaking as a retired teacher, somebody whose opinion might be expected to have some authority.

    If, however I write "I, personally, feel that there is no future tense in English", it should be clear that I am giving my own, personal, opinion; it may well have no more value than that of anybody else, teacher or not.

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    Re: I, personally..... redundant or not?

    Thanks for that, I'll be able to settle an argument now!

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