In a training session on Business English, the instructor often said, proceed and proceed further, usually, after a pause by the speakers or whenever he interrupted.


   I heard you saying something, please proceed.
   Adi, you mean e-mails ?.....Oh!Ok!, please proceed further.
   Please proceed further....

I looked up a few dictionaries and my understanding is that "further/ahead " is redundant

  • Is there a broad diference between "proceed" and " proceed further"?

Proceed further might be a pleonasm, however in the context you gave it looks like it is being used much like go and go ahead or go on. As in to proceed after a pause, so shorthand for proceed from the place at which you stopped.

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