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Answers EXERCISE 10

Did you identify and remove the tautologies in these sentences?

1. It must be seven years ago since I saw you.

2. The car sped very quickly up the hill.

3. He released a document which outlined his forward planning for the company.

4. What you said about the girls is meaningless nonsense.

5. I think Jim carries out his duties with excessive zeal.

6. He's just a wandering nomad.

7. This music has its antecedents origins in the past.

8. The sun has gone down, setting slowly in the west behind the     mountains/sea etc.

9. That man is a real paid professional.

10.It's time to take stock and to look back in retrospect.

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