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Try using these simpler, concise alternatives to redundant phrases. Also see Using appropriate words in the County's Plain-language writing guide.

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absolutely complete complete
absolutely essential essential
absolute necessity necessity
actual experience, past experience experience
added bonus bonus
advance notice, advance planning, advance warning notice, planning, warning
advance reservations reservations
already exist drop already
and also use either and or also but not both
are in receipt of have, have received, received
arrived at the conclusion assumed, closed, decided, ended, finished, inferred, settled
ask the question ask
assembled together assembled
at about about or at
ATM machine ATM
at the earliest possible date as soon as, as soon as possible, soon (or be specific)
basic fundamental basic, fundamental
before in the past before or in the past
brief in duration brief

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capital city, Capitol building capital, Capitol
CD-ROM disk CD-ROM
city of (Bellevue, Renton, etc.) Drop city of [but may be used to refer to city government]
clearly evident obvious
close proximity close, near
collaborate together collaborate
(blue, green, red ... in) color blue, green, red ...
completely demolished, completely destroyed demolished, destroyed
completely opposite opposite
completely surrounded surrounded
complete monopoly monopoly
connect together connect
consensus of opinion, general consensus agreement, consensus
continue on continue
contributing factor cause, factor, reason
controversial issue issue
cooperate together cooperate (or replace with simpler help)
costs a total of, costs the sum of costs
current status status
doctorate degree doctorate

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each and every each or every (not both)
enclosed herewith please find, enclosed herein enclosed is, here is, here are, I enclose, with this
end result result
estimated at about about or estimated at
exactly identical identical
fair and equitable fair or equitable
few in number few
filled to capacity filled, full 
final outcome outcome
first and foremost first, chief, main
first began, first created began, created
foreign imports imports
free gift free or gift
future plans plans
general consensus (of opinion) agreement, consensus
general public public, citizens
group together group
HIV virus HIV
honest truth truth

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if and when either if or when
I wish to take this opportunity to thank you thank you
join together, link together join, link
made a statement saying said, stated
merge together, mingle together, mix together merge, mingle, mix
month of January, month of June ... January, June ...
more and more often
mutual advantage of both mutual advantage
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new breakthrough breakthrough
new development development
none at all none
over and over again, repeatedly
overexaggerate exaggerate
past experience, past history experience, history, past
period of time either period or time
pair of twins twins
pause for a moment pause
point in time either now or today
postpone until later postpone
pre-existing, prerecorded existing, recorded
protrude out protrude

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refer (repay, return, revert) back Drop back
repeat again repeat
(the) reason is because, the reason why reasons, (the) reason is, because
re-elected for another term re-elected
regress back regress
rise up rise
same identical same
small in size small
square in shape square
still continues to continues to
still remains remains
storm event storm
sum total total
surrounded on all sides surrounded

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temporary loan loan
throughout the entire throughout
time period time, period
totally demolished, totally destroyed demolished, destroyed
total number total or number
true fact fact
12 midnight, 12 noon midnight, noon
unite together unite
unless or until either unless or until
usual habit habit
visible to the eye visible