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Why should you avoid repeating words in a sentence?
Repeats set off an echo in the reader’s mind: “Didn’t he just say that?”
It can be irritating to read and, worse, it can detract from what you are trying to say. The more uncommon a word or phrase, the more likely it is to echo, even pages apart.
Consider the following text:
- At your next get-together, cook together as a family and enjoy the benefits of creating a meal together and the bond you’ll create.
The sentence uses the word together three times.
ProWritingAid’s Repeats Check highlights words and phrases repeated within a few paragraphs so you can easily track down unintended repetition and replace it with a more diverse vocabulary.