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Is asking a question on English usage which is obvious for native English speakers but not so for English language learners off-topic?

I asked this question and it was closed as off-topic. Is asking a question on English usage which is obvious for native English speakers but not so for English language learners off-topic in this site?...
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"Do lunch" vs. "have lunch": question closure

I realise there's a lot of this lately, and I'm about to add to it, but here goes: Difference between "I am doing lunch" and "I am having lunch" A perfectly valid question. The ...
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Can we reopen this question please? [Now re-CLOSED]

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 ...
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Determiner question

The question below seems to be very simple at first glance and swifty got closed: Are articles pronouns? However, the answer is not as clear as it seems at first glance. For those of us well ...
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Request to reopen "Is 'deuce' (tennis) a corruption of the French phrase 'à deux de jeu'?" [closed]

This is a request to reopen the question, "Is 'deuce' (tennis) a corruption of the French phrase 'à deux de jeu'?", as per the reasons stated in the question's comments.
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Please help me improve my question on 'dishonest mistake' (re the term 'honest mistake')

The question: There's the term 'honest mistake', so what is 'dishonest mistake' synonymous to? I am not really sure I have anything to say in the body besides the link except that ...
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Was my question closed for lacking clarity and then became clear but remained closed albeit for a different reason (opinion-based)?

Just trying to understand what happened here like I did indeed make it clearer and then like 'ok it's clear and now we understand that it is opinion-based' ? There's the term 'honest mistake&#...
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Please re-open the "oldest profession" question

Please re-open Why (and since when) is prostitution called “the world's oldest profession”? . Talking about a well-known euphemism that's used in polite company (even Ronald Reagan has referred to ...