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    Smile Descriptive grammar

    Good day,

    I have a simple question concerning grammatical phrasing, and if you could spare the time to reply to me please, that would be fantastic.

    My question is;

    What is the name for the grammatical term used in a sentence where the description of an object is given by simply it's name, or a repeat use of phrase, as opposed to an independent definition?


    1. An orange is an orange
    2. She was upset because she was upset

    This phrasing I have found very common in print deliberately designed to elude the reader, so I would dearly love to know what the technical term is for this kind of poor grammar please?

    Many thanks,


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