Is "reasons" redundant?

Reply Mon 14 Sep, 2020 06:58 am
Regarding Ms M's complaint about not being able to access her TOS agreement, Lim clarified that the link to the document is only valid for a limited time due to security and privacy reasons.

Is "reasons" redundant? If not, why is it so?


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Reply Mon 14 Sep, 2020 10:02 am
In this particular sentence, "reason" is not redundant. It is the object of the sentence. "Security and privacy" are modifiers of the word "reasons."

You can write a different sentence with "security and privacy" being the objects.

The difference in meaning is subtle, with the first sentence being about "reasons" and the details thereof, and the other directly about "security and privacy."

Also, instead of a comma between the two independent clauses, a semicolon should be used, or better, a period after the first.
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