TNC Tautology Series



Welcome to another day of English lessons. You know what that means… Another vicious tautology chain will be broken today 😁

Please study the sentence in the post. This one is a bit tricky because it sounds so good, intelligent and correct especially if you now add some foreign accent to it 😄🙌🏼 But this one is the worst because there are three words as opposed to the usual two.

  1. First: the beginning
  2. Foremost: the first
  3. Begin: addressing the first 😁😁😁😁😁 See now?

I understand why people say this but it does not make it correct.

The ideal thing to say will be “let’s begin…” or “first… ” or “foremost… ”

See that writing the correct thing is shorter and easier 🤷🏽‍♀😁.

Please take note and change your ways if this is you.

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