More from the Department of Redundancy Department: A – E

It’s worth checking your work for these common redundancies:

(added) bonus

(advance) warning

(all-time) record

(basic) necessities

best (ever)

biography (of her life)

(brief) summary

(careful) scrutiny

circle (around)

(close) proximity

compete (with each other)

connect (together)

(conscious) effort

consensus (of opinion)

could (possibly)

covered (all over)

during (the course of)

dwindle (down)

each (and every)

eliminate (altogether)

emergency (situation)

empty (out)

(end) result

evolve (over time)

Can you think of others?

Joy Eckel, Freelance Copy Editor
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