Is this the correct way to use the word redundant in a sentence: "There are some redundant sentences in this paragraph that does not go with the topic." ?

2 Answers
Apr 20, 2018

Answer:

See below

Explanation:

"There are some redundant sentences in this paragraph that do not go with the topic."

Replace the "does" with "do" to make the sentence have proper subject verb agreement.

As far as the use of the word redundant goes, it seems to be used accurately as it is an an adjective that is used to describe:
#->"Something that is unnecessary and superfluous"#

Apr 20, 2018

Answer:

Yes.

Explanation:

Redundant is an adjective (which is a word used to describe other words). It means:

  • not or no longer needed or useful; superfluous

So in your example sentence "redundant" is modifying the noun "sentences", saying which kind of sentence. So it is being used correctly.

However, the sentence is incorrect in another way. The verb does not agree with the rest of the sentence.

  • "There are some redundant sentences in this paragraph that #color(red)"does"# not go with the topic."

That is a singular verb, even though the subject "sentences" is plural. So it should have the plural verb do:

  • "There are some redundant sentences in this paragraph that #color(red)"do"# not go with the topic."