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    #1

    Always

    Isn't "always" redundant in the sentence below? I believe "at its own discretion" means something like "whenever it pleases," so you don't need "always."

    In addition to other legal remedies, X will always be entitled to claim damages at its own discretion.

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    #2

    Re: Always

    "At its own discretion" doesn't convey the meaning of "always" in my opinion. They can always decide on their own whether or not they want to claim damages.

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    #3

    Re: Always

    Always is sometimes used to suggest the idea of doing something different.

    Go on! Buy the dress. If you decide you don't like it when you get home, you can always bring it back and ask for a refund.

    A: I don't know how to get my father to give me some money. I keep dropping hints about how poor I am, but he never seems to notice.
    B: You could always try asking him straight out.

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