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Tautology is where two near-synonyms are placed consecutively or very close together for effect.
- free gift
- in this day and age
- new innovation
- lonely isolation
Placing such words together is common enough in English and should not be regarded as an automatic error. Redundancy can have an impact, and so can tautology.
Irony; Hyperbole; Sarcasm; Slang; Jargon; Figure of Speech; Understatement; Litotes; Rhetorical Question; Cliche; Allegory