Redundant Phrases – “Advanced Warning” – Grammar Etiquette

Grammar is very important to succeed in business.   Business communication should be precise and simple.  It is not necessary to add words to your speech or writing to appear scholarly.

I heard a very good example of excess word use driving to work this morning.  The radio station I was listening to advertised their weather reporting skills.  They announced they will always give you “advanced warning” of approaching storms.

Used together, the words advanced and warning are redundant.  Warning means to alert you beforehand.  To place the word advance before it means you are giving a notice before the beforehand notice.

Our casual grammar has many redundant phrases.  Now that you’re aware of them, see if you notice any today.

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