How can I best handle the following as SE:
I would like to reword this question's title because as the discussion and answers evolved I realized the focus of the question resolved in a different direction than I initially perceived.
Specifically I would like to reword the question as follows:
- "Request for a scholarly reference for the correct usage of the English indefinite article (a/an)."
- "Is the relationship between the English indefinite article (a/an) syntactical or phonological?"
It seems (IMHO) that those who tagged this question as a duplicate mistakenly saw it only as a request for a generic "How to use a/an correctly?" and overlooked the carefully included initial statement that the Question was "to address a specific question"
Furthermore I would like to then be able to have someone remove the duplicate tag as this is certainly a more specific and divergent linguistic issue than a mere how-to use a/an question.
So, what is the SE way to do this right?