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Koh Elaine
Posted: Thursday, January 11, 2018 1:45:58 PM
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The majority of our employees are American, but not all.

Is the part in bold redundant?

Thanks.
thar
Posted: Thursday, January 11, 2018 2:12:14 PM

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Well, no, in that it adds meaning.

It changes the tone.

"The majority of our employees are American."

That implies the company has an American culture.
If you end it there, it is focussing on Americans.


"But not all."
Not all the employees are American. Some are from other nationalities (or local, depending on context).

That implies a diverse culture, not just American.
By adding that, you focus on the ones who are not American.

It changes the whole tone and focus of the sentence.
Koh Elaine
Posted: Friday, January 12, 2018 6:54:42 AM
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Thanks, thar.
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