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Good news! We have updated our writing tools. Writing Tips and The Canadian Style have been combined to create a new tool called Writing Tips Plus.

Don’t forget to update your bookmarks. Within a few weeks, Writing Tips will no longer be available.

To begin your search, go to the alphabetical index below and click on the first letter of the word you are searching for.

new recruit, recruit

Redundancies are words that unnecessarily repeat information. Because a recruit is a newcomer, the modifier new in the familiar expression new recruit is redundant.

  • Our recruit (not new recruit) has updated the department’s Web site and links.