To repeat something is to do it again or say the same thing more than one time.

Here are some questions you can use when asking someone to repeat what he or she said.

  • Could you repeat what you said, please?
  • Could you repeat that please?
  • Would you mind repeating that, please?

Here are some more examples for the word "repeat."

  • You can learn how to pronounce words by repeating what another person said.
  • The basketball team hopes to repeat their winning season of last year.
  • Our company doesn’t want to repeat last quarter’s poor results.
  • Please don’t repeat what I said. I didn’t mean to say that.

The word "repeat" can also be a noun. (Notice the stress is on the first syllable when "repeat" is a noun.)

  • This show is a repeat. (repeat = rerun; a TV program shown more than one time)
  • We don’t want a repeat of what happened yesterday. That was terrible.
  • Let’s go for a repeat.

The word "repetitive" is an adjective.

  • Vanessa’s job is very repetitive and boring.
  • The speaker is being repetitive. He needs to vary his message.
  • This situation is becoming repetitive. How can we change it?

The word "repetition" is a noun.

  • Some things are learned through repetition.
  • A repetition of weight lifting exercises can strengthen your muscles.
  • Through a repetition of pronunciation exercises, Nguyen was able to improve the way she speaks English.

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April 16, 2016