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Rule "Big in size, yellow in color, etc."

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Description: Big in size, yellow in color, etc.
Message: This wording could be more concise.
Category: Redundant Phrases (ID: REDUNDANCY)
Incorrect sentences
that this rule can detect:
  • The man is big in size.
    Correction suggestion: big
  • His speech was briefest in duration.
    Correction suggestion: briefest
  • My car is redder in color.
    Correction suggestion: redder
  • Her friends were few in number.
    Correction suggestion: few
  • An apple is round in shape.
    Correction suggestion: round
Correct sentences
for comparison:
  • He's absorbed in thought.
  • I really need to get back in shape.
  • Get me one in size m please.
  • Have a look at this webpage — now in color!
  • Please print in color for me.
  • Mr. Nillsen said Atle Ventures intends to triple in size over the next five years.
  • Happiness makes up in height for what it lacks in length.
  • The river ranks 13th in length but 23rd in volume.
  • Adults average in length; the largest recorded specimen weighed 2.65 kg (5.8 lb) with a length of from snout to vent.
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Check the following text against just this rule:

ID: ADJECTIVE_IN_ATTRIBUTE [1]
Version: 6.5-SNAPSHOT (2024-04-18 22:33:07 +0200)