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    #1

    Temporary suspension?

    I think "suspension" means "stopping something temporary", but I sometimes see "temporary suspension" written by native speakers.

    For example, please see this web page says "Temporary suspension of library service as hubs work begins".
    http://www.wolverhampton.gov.uk/arti...bs-work-begins

    Isn't "temporary" unnecessary/redundant?

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    #2

    Re: Temporary suspension?

    Yes, it is, I suppose, but it's commonly used to reassure people that the service will subsequently resume.

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