I miss a tag like function word. The most difficult words in the dictionary of English and all other languages are function words. The thread "Is this subjunctive?" in ELU concerned with "come+time" has the tags meaning, grammar, subjunctive-mood. That is of the vaguest kind, but no precise labelling.

I find the system how tags are presented very confusing and unsystematic. It is very difficult to see what choices there are as to tags. I think one should consider a new arrangement of the sector tags.

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    We need a FAQ post for "Is this subjunctive?" "NO." – curiousdannii Jun 16 '15 at 7:01
  • I did not talk about FAQ. With such sort reactions you don't encourage to partcipate in Meta. – rogermue Jun 16 '15 at 7:27
  • My comment was only tangentially related to your post, which is why I posted it as a comment not an answer. – curiousdannii Jun 16 '15 at 7:40
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    Function word is a superclass; ELU tags are more granular. – Andrew Leach Jun 16 '15 at 8:49
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    @AndrewLeach You mean like grammar and meaning? – StoneyB on hiatus Jun 16 '15 at 11:11
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    No, like preposition and pronoun and the like. – Andrew Leach Jun 16 '15 at 11:34
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    function-word as a tag has not been created yet? If not yet, no one else has found it useful. You can find out which ones exist by going to the 'tag' area and looking around. – Mitch Jun 16 '15 at 13:06
  • Is a factitive(affirm, nominate, pass sentence on) the same as a function word? If not, please, what? – Hugh Jun 16 '15 at 15:44
  • You can create any tag you want. I have created maybe four or five tags at the most. For example: adverb-position and social-media. If you believe the tag function is needed, then go ahead and edit the tags in your posts or somebody else's post. A short description to explain what "function" is, and whoever wants to tag their question "function" will have that option available. – Mari-Lou A Jun 17 '15 at 19:14

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