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Rule "return back (return)"

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Description: return back (return)
Message: Consider using just \1.
Category: Redundant Phrases (ID: REDUNDANCY)
Incorrect sentences
that this rule can detect:
  • We returned back home.
    Correction suggestion: returned
Correct sentences
for comparison:
  • Please send the return back to to them.
  • I haven't received my tax returns back yet.
  • Reflecting back I realize that I may have written or said something that caught you off guard.
  • I couldn't help but reflect back to this past April when I had the opportunity to travel with you for two consecutive days to Harvard and NYU and remember the pearls of wisdom that you imparted about business on our flight.
  • These interpretations must then be reflected back to its originators, and its adequacy as a translation fine-tuned in a repeated way, a process called the hermeneutic circle.
  • Magneto-acoustic waves cannot carry sufficient energy upward through the chromosphere to the corona, both because of the low pressure present in the chromosphere and because they tend to be reflected back to the photosphere.
  • We only see the Moon because sunlight reflects back to us from its surface.
  • Return previous front window back to front after macro runs.kmmacros (7.2 KB)
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