I have this sentence

"On the other hand, you can go to this page instead."

but I am not sure if the presence of both On the other hand and instead makes the sentence redundant.

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    It is redundant, but that doesn't make it wrong. Nov 12 '18 at 13:44
  • This very question is redundant. But you seem to think that's fine. Which it is.
    – RegDwigнt
    Nov 12 '18 at 14:08
  • I have mustard on this hand and ketchup on the other hand instead.
    – Hot Licks
    Nov 12 '18 at 22:22


... a tautology is a statement which repeats the same idea, using near-synonymous morphemes, words, or phrases, that is, "saying the same thing twice".

As to whether there is always error in it's use:

... it is often considered a fault of style when unintentional. On the other hand, an intentional repetition may be an effective way to emphasize a thought, or help the listener or reader understand a point.


All it's doing is unnecessarily restating information, it's not causing a logical conflict in the grammar, so its impact on meaning is harmless. More of a style issue than a grammar one.

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