Revert back or Return back

Revert back or Return back


Revert means to return to something that was being done earlier or to go back. It is often used wrongly in combination. In fact, using revert with back

is repetitive and therefore, superfluous. So, when you say revert, just say that and stop without adding “back” to it.

Using back along with return is redundant. Return, without back, is much better. One can "come back" or "go back" or "return", all meaning going

to a former condition, period or sbuject, but never return back. Many people use return back unthinkingly and commit an error.

Test your understanding - Choose the correct sentence from the pair of sentences given below

1.
a. I want you to revert back with my original document along with any corrections that you have made.
b. I want you to revert with my original document along with any corrections that you have made.

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c.

ANSWER: I want you to revert with my original document along with any corrections that you have made.



2.
a. Can you return back my document with your inputs, please?
b. Can you return my document with your inputs, please?

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ANSWER: b. Can you return my document with your inputs, please?



3.
a. After using the money his father gave him, he returned back to his home for more.
b. After using the money his father gave him, he returned home for more.

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ANSWER: b. After using the money his father gave him, he returned home for more.



4.
a. Please revert with a proposal if you want to do business with us.
b. Please revert back with a proposal if you want to do business with us.

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ANSWER: a. Please revert with a proposal if you want to do business with us.



5.
a. I hope you will return back the fountain pen you borrowed from me by next week.
b. I hope you will return the fountain pen you borrowed from me by next week.

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ANSWER: b. I hope you will return the fountain pen you borrowed from me by next week.


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