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Should we discourage the use of argot such as AmE, BrE, ELU, ...?

ELU is for linguists, etymologists, and serious English language enthusiasts -- in other words, specialists. Specialists have their own jargon, and they use it routinely to communicate clearly and ...
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Should we discourage the use of argot such as AmE, BrE, ELU, ...?

(Don't know what this adds to @MetaEd's excellent answer, but here goes.) I really don't think this is a problem (at least it's never been raised in meta before.) Some background might help to ...
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Dictionary that provides all correct usages of words

Short answer: No, there's no perfectly correct dictionary, but the Oxford English Dictionary (OED) will probably get you what you want. Longer answer: There are a number of issues you bring up. '...
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Good resources for collocations

Does this link help at all? I just downloaded it and it's working well. Free download Oxford collocations Dictionary
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Good free dialect quizzes?

American accent quiz from Babbel - short, some pronunciation, no map. American accent quiz from Brainfail - similar to Babbel's but with morketing ads and an email signup American accent quiz from ...
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Are there any differences between U.S. Grammar & Usage and British Grammar & Usage?

Are there any differences between U.S. Grammar & Usage and British Grammar & Usage? Yes, there are differences. For example, BrE does not always require do-support when asking a question with ...
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English tense reporting tool online

Sure, any part-of-speech tagger includes tags like VBZ: Verb, 3rd person singular present VBD: Verb, past tense Those are Penn tags, which while limited are quite widely used. Any of the many ...
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What resources/reference can I use when converting sentences from American English to British English?

I think the concept of 'gold standard' is falling out of fashion. Or even just plain old standard. But Wikipedia Comparison of American and British English for vocabulary and grammar. Wikipedia ...
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What resources/reference can I use when converting sentences from American English to British English?

The default for most of humanity would be resetting your edition of Word to use British English instead of American English. That should create squiggly lines under all your colors and centers and ...
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Good resources for collocations

Some more references: OED online At the end of an entry are usually pairs of words starting with the target word. You get free access to the OED online if you have a public library card number in ...
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