What is an example of tautology?

1 Answer
Oct 13, 2016

Tautology is a repetitive use of phrases or words that have a similar meaning.


Some examples would be:

"Added bonus!"
- This is an example because both "added" and "bonus" both have a similar meaning, yet are used in the same phrase.

"Free gift"
- This is an example because a gift is always free

"Today's modern technology"
- This sentence is redundant because it states 'today's' and 'modern' which both mean along the lines of the same thing, yet both are said in the same sentence