Better to avoid phrases causing double sounds?

I recently became aware of cases where a part of a saying occurs as the subject as well. While I initially thought they are funny, I now think it rather creates confusion/distraction of what you’re trying to convey.


Things are working out great at work.
We are working it out together at work.

I had other examples using other sayings, but I can’t remember them at the moment.

Does this similar sounding and perhaps the avoiding of such combinations have a definition/name?


It’s called Conduplicatio in rhetoric. When you repeat a word in a phrase, clause or sentence, or in subsequent sentences, you emphasise its importance.

If you desire that, do it. If you do not, don’t.

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