Writing concisely saves your reader time and effort (and irritation), because when you don’t repeat yourself, your reader doesn’t have to read the same thing twice. I’ve written about redundancy before. Use the search box in the upper right corner to find more on this subject.
He could have said:
- Get the sign painter back!
- Get the sign painter here!
- Get the sign painter again!
That sentence would be correct if the sign painter had already been there more than once, though.
When you write, don’t repeat yourself!
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