subject area, subject

Redundancies are words that unnecessarily repeat information. Because subject and area both refer to a realm of study, the familiar expression subject area is redundant; write subject or area.

  • The information will be collected by subject (not by subject area) and distributed on seven CD-ROMs.
  • What areas (or subjects) did the activist focus on in her speech?

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