I wanted to write something in a message to my department that essentially says "I am thankful for this home we share"...however I initially thought that I would emphasize the cohesion of the group by adding "I am thankful for this home we share together."

I am concerned this is redundant as togetherness is implied by sharing (one cannot share without another!). Any thoughts here?

  • See Tautology Tuesday: “Working in partnership together” at claritywritingexperts.com/… – k1eran Jan 21 '18 at 21:34
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    Nice, I think this well captures the concern I had with a bit of humor. – Brandon Jan 21 '18 at 21:39
  • together could also be exclusionary in certain cases. – Orangesandlemons Jan 21 '18 at 21:42
  • The exclusiveness lurks in the background (unspoken). 'We share together' (but not with them). – Nigel J Jan 21 '18 at 21:47
  • Yes, there is redundancy in your example. If you check other examples here, you will see that this is given too bad a press by some. – Edwin Ashworth Jan 21 '18 at 23:19

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