A veteran SE member recently posted this question here on ELU — an increasingly rare and and very welcome syntax question, worthy of our site:
This question was difficult to format well, was closed in the first instance and then reopened after being edited. The OP was harangued into splitting their question into different parts - although, in my opinion, these were minor aspects of a quite simple question.
I therefore requested in my edit to this Meta-post here ...
... that the question remain closed, as the OP had spent a long time rejigging their question into three new separate questions.
However, the OP's original question, and the answer that I gave there have now been flagged for deletion by a member here (edit: since the posting of this question, 2 members). I feel that the answer, which I spent a reasonable amount of care and time over, is of benefit to readers - even if the question has been closed. The question itself has 7 upvotes. The answer has ten upvotes and has been accepted by the OP. The question itself currently has 4 reopen votes.
If you would like to preserve this answer or this content for future readers here, please vote to reopen this question. This will prevent it's imminent deletion. One reopen vote will do the job.
This question has been reopened, which saved its content and the content of its answers for future users. Thank you to the re-opener. There seems to be a problem at the moment with the over-zealous closing of linguistics questions (imo). I hope we don't let this spread to the overzealous deleting of linguistics content.