I received a free gift? – Weekly Advice

I received a free gift? –  Weekly Advice
  • The shop is closed at the present time (Inexact)

The shop is closed (Exact)

Insight: “Is” is in the present time, meaning it’s happening now, so at the present time is unnecessary.


  • They’re wearing the exact same outfit (Inexact)

They’re wearing the same outfit (Exact)

Insight: Exact means precise, and same means indentical to another, so we can remove the exact word.


  • This task is absolutely essential (Inexact)

This task is essential (Exact)

Insight: Essential means absolutely necessary, so the word absolutely is unnecessary


  • I have one friend that is very unique (Inexact)

I have one friend that is unique (Exact)

Insight: The word unique is an absolute meaning one of a kind, so it should not be modified by an adverb such as very.


  • I received a free gift (Inexact)

I received a gift (Exact)

Insight: A gift is something given free of charge, so the word free is unnecessary.


  • The car is red in colour (Inexact)

The car is red (Exact)

Insight: Red is a colour, so adding in colour is unnecessary


The birthday gift you gave me was okay

Insight: To be more complimentary, you can change the word “okay” to some of these words below

  1. Wonderful
  2. Beautiful
  3. Gorgeous
  4. Delightful
  5. Priceless


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Fahreza Cahya Pahlevi define himself as an inquirer, he always seeks for an answer to anything that he curious about, he would never followed the map of common people, he always has different perspectives, and be willing to sharing it. He is kind of person who is eagerly knowing about almost any subjects and topics, especially in the area of social humanities, such as Sociology, Philosophy, Psychology, History, and Communication, also area of languages, particularly in Japanese, French, and Russian.

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