Is the use of ‘get in’ and ‘get out’ correct?

The use of pleonasms or redundancies -considered in theory as a vice of language– is accepted in some situations and circumstances.

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Such is the case of the expressions ‘go upstairs’, ‘go downstairs’, ‘enter inside’ and ‘go outside’, among others, which are redundant.

When responding to a particular query on Twitter, the Royal Spanish Academy (RAE) maintained its assessment of previous years regarding the fact that redundancies they have value and should not be censored lightly and in all cases.

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The redundancy expressive is a normal phenomenon in the language. ‘Go up’, ‘go down’, etc. they are redundant but expressive, and often useful, expressions in the spoken language. They cannot be censored”warned the RAE.

However, we should not think that such pleonasms are always permitted. They are only accepted, as an exception, in the speech colloquial, but not in the texts, so the language educated and journalistic writing must exclude them.

These expressions are only admissible in the oral and colloquial use of the language.  Illustration: Stock.
These expressions are only admissible in the oral and colloquial use of the language. Illustration: Stock.

“These expressions: go up, go down, go inside, go outside, are admissible in the oral and colloquial use of the language, where they are generally used with expressive or emphatic value, but we must avoid them in written texts”it is explained.

Other pleonasms are: ‘I saw him with my own eyes’, ‘they were members of the same family’, ‘he entered his own house’ and ‘I myself was present’.

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The pleonasm or redundancy is a rhetorical figure that consists of the addition of words that are not necessary in a sentence, since their meaning is already explicitly or implicitly included in it. This is the case of ‘tomorrow’ and ‘yesterday’, when it is already understood that tomorrow or yesterday are days.

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