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Edit note 2:

The patient and long-suffering OP has now re-asked aspects of this question in three separate posts. So, there's now probably no harm in leaving this one closed.


This useful question on parts of speech got closed:

Are these parts of speech correct?

Arguably, it was a bit difficult to read in the original version. It has since been reformatted by the original poster and the question more clearly set out. I think it is precisely the kind of question we should have on a site for linguists and serious language enthusiasts. Can we reopen it please?

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    It's open again. – Dan Bron Nov 11 '16 at 12:49
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    Apart from the issue of whether such a question should be welcomed here, why do you keep insisting on reopening too broad a question? One question per post is the guideline of Stack Exchange and ELU is a Stack Exchange site. Why can't we ask the OP to narrow it down to one particular issue? I don't think it is that difficult as I commented to the main board question, The one question policy is black and white and there is strong argument to support that. meta.stackexchange.com/questions/222735/…. Experienced users should not encourage this type of Qs. – user140086 Nov 11 '16 at 14:11
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    @DanBron I think reopening the question leaves a pretty bad example. The question can be split into three Qs and I strongly believe it should be. – user140086 Nov 11 '16 at 14:22
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    @Rathony I've initiated the re-closing of the question. – curiousdannii Nov 11 '16 at 15:41
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    @curiousdannii I can't vote to close it again. What is happening on ELU? – user140086 Nov 11 '16 at 15:44
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    @Rathony You can never vote to close it twice if your first vote was effective. Hopefully enough other people will see it. Only need four more :) – curiousdannii Nov 11 '16 at 15:45
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    @curiousdannii It was not that I didn't know the rule. I know I can't vote to close it again. The OP seems to have realized what's wrong with that question and promised to ask two questions later. Let's see how it goes. More important issue: Why couldn't we have waited until the post was edited before answering the question? – user140086 Nov 11 '16 at 18:18
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    @Rathony the post was answered before the three questions were formulated the way they are now. It was more of a general question about parts of speech, not three separate ones. A respected community user felt it was a question worth answering, nothing wrong with that. – Helmar Nov 11 '16 at 23:55
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    @Rathony A small duo of you feel that. Unlike the 8 people who upvoted the answer and the many people who very fast voted to reopen the question. We get too few good grammar and syntax questions on here. We need to cherish the ones we have. You are interpreting the guidelines too narrowly. You also claim the answer is oo long. But as has already been explained, it looks long because of the way it has been formatted - done that way to make it clear. You are not repecting the democratic procedure for reopening and closing questions. – Araucaria Nov 12 '16 at 12:36
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    @Rathony don't worry, I won't vote again unless there is an edit. However I will apply my understanding of those guidelines when voting, not yours. The world isn't always black and white. – Helmar Nov 13 '16 at 18:47
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    Voted to reopen. – user66974 Nov 13 '16 at 20:23
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    @JOSH Why? Defend that it is not too broad. – curiousdannii Nov 14 '16 at 0:01
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    @Rathony I am sick. I have a family. I have a job. I have responsibilities. I am sorry that these prevented me from carrying out the activities you wanted according to a quicker timeline. Consider how this ugly process has jerked me around. I've never had a question closed twice! And almost reopened yet again. But in the final analysis, I think I've been shockingly nice. I get that ESE has its rules. But sometimes we just want some help with something we think of as a single issue or task. It's the nature of things. Upvoters saw things differently from you and some others. – ErikE Nov 14 '16 at 15:43
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    @Rathony P.S. I've been using stackoverflow since near the beginning and have 25k points there—I'm not entirely ignorant of how SE works. Yet still I made this awful too-broad-question mistake on ESE. Have a smidgen of patience, please. – ErikE Nov 14 '16 at 15:46
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    We get too many questions like this english.stackexchange.com/questions/358347/… and we have problems with a real question with serious content ? – ab2 Nov 15 '16 at 13:30

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