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    #1

    is it redundant?

    Wisdom is the ability to apply knowledge appropriately which has acquired through reading or through experience.

    Is the word 'through' redundant in 'through experience'?

    Similarly, a statement based on business theories or economic theories.

    Is the word 'theories' redundant in 'business theories'?

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    #2

    Re: is it redundant?

    Both 'through' and 'theories' can be omitted. The sentences read better without them, especially the one about theories.

    Note. It should be, '...which has been acquired'
    I am not a teacher

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    #3

    Re: is it redundant?

    It's awkwardly written. "... the ability appropriately apply knowledge acquired through reading or experience."

    The "which has been acquired" is awkwardly placed after "appropriately."
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    #4

    Re: is it redundant?

    that is a tough sentence.

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    #5

    Re: is it redundant?

    Barb_D was giving you a hint and a chance to fix your own sentence.

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    #6

    Re: is it redundant?

    Quote Originally Posted by rock-onn View Post
    That is a tough sentence.
    You shouldn't be making elementary mistakes like this, rock-onn.

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    Re: is it redundant?

    Some people might talk about it showing balance, so there is a case to made against seeing it as redundancy, though it;s not a winner of a sentence.

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    #8

    Re: is it redundant?

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    "... the ability to appropriately apply knowledge acquired through reading or experience."
    I guess that was a typo.

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