As of this writing, the tag is on 808 questions and the tag is on 117 questions, with only 4 questions having both tags.

It seems me that those are both the same thing. Is there any reason to maintain them as separate tags, or should we make one the synonym of the other and if so, which should be the master?

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    I agree and would vote for the former as more popular one to become the master tag.
    – Helmar
    Sep 4, 2016 at 19:11
  • There's also just the plain syntax tag. Sep 5, 2016 at 3:04

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It seems to me that a question about the structure of noun phrases for example, would come under syntactic analysis, but not sentence structure. Therefore, if the consensus is that these two should be merged, syntactic analysis should be the main tag, and sentence structure the synonym. However, I'm not sure that we definitely need to merge these two tags.


Sounds like is easier for the layperson to understand, and therefore should be the master, and its synonym.

I'm not an expert in this language, and may not know if these two are exactly the same thing. I'm only assuming they are, based on the question.

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