ICSE Class 9 Grammar Revision Notes for Avoiding Repetition
What is Repetition?
Repetition refers to the use of a word, phrase or clause more than once in a passage to emphasise a point. Repetition can either enrich a passage or clutter it with unnecessary information. Let us look at some examples.
Read the following extract.
In the above extract, the poet takes the liberty to use repetition in the last two lines as a literary device for poetic emphasis. Such a kind of repetition is granted. Now read the following lines.
In the above extract, the noun ‘Robert Frost’ has been repeatedly used. Such kind of repetition elongates the piece and makes it verbose. This does not enrich the passage but makes reading a tedious process.
However, there is another way of writing this passage:
- The woman shouted loudly at her toddler who spilled the milk.
- The employees received added bonus following the windfall earnings.
- These samples should be adequate enough for reference.
- Blend together all the colours to create a mixture.
- This is critically important for the successful launch of the brand.
- We are pleased to offer you a free gift.
- The two parts were joined together using a strong adhesive.
- The man’s past history is not favourable.
Grammar Chapters for Revision Notes
- Active and Passive Voice
- Figures of Speech
- Idioms and Phrases
- Prefixes and Suffixes
- Direct and Indirect Speech
- Subject- Verb Agreement
- Phrases and Clauses
- Word forms
- Synonyms and Antonyms
- Types of sentences (Form)
- Types of sentences (Meaning)
- Finites, Non-finites, Participles
- Homophones and Homonyms
- Transformation of Sentences
- Synthesis of Sentences
- Parts of Speech
- Question Formation