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Does the community think that we need a 'grammar, but too basic for ELU: almost any book on grammar will answer this clearly' close-vote reason?

As I understand it, the mods intentionally switched to the new "answered by a dictionary" close reason to prevent "easy" questions about grammar from getting closed. See the thread ...
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Does the community think that we need a 'grammar, but too basic for ELU: almost any book on grammar will answer this clearly' close-vote reason?

That the answerable-by-a-dictionary reason for closing does not cover even the most basic matters of grammar was pointed out by Heartspring less than an hour after Laurel first proposed its ...
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Problematic migrations to ELL (an ongoing thing)

What was so bad about the question? Why couldn't it have been useful for learners? The author recently self-deleted their question but for the benefit of those with less than 10k rep, who cannot see ...
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How to find particular topics in CGEL?

This is a community Wiki. Feel free to add suggestions to this post! There's no absolutely straightforward way, but here are a few tips: Make sure you have read the first chapter. This will teach ...
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Problematic migrations to ELL (an ongoing thing)

As Mari-lou says, there's absolutely nothing wrong with the question. It is about a central theme for English language learners: collocation. It always sounds a bit annoying when a user asks if ...
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Does the community think that we need a 'grammar, but too basic for ELU: almost any book on grammar will answer this clearly' close-vote reason?

No, such a close reason should not exist. Beginner grammar books can be wrong Even with simple grammar questions, the idea that "almost any book on grammar will answer this clearly" is ...
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Does the community think that we need a 'grammar, but too basic for ELU: almost any book on grammar will answer this clearly' close-vote reason?

In theory, by the time someone has earned the privilege to cast a close vote, they are aware of what is generally on-topic or off-topic for the community. If someone believes a question is off-topic, ...
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Problematic migrations to ELL (an ongoing thing)

For those who are looking for more examples, I tweaked an SEDE query to look at questions migrated from ELU TO ELL. It's much better for looking at questions that were well-received than those which ...
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Problematic migrations to ELL (an ongoing thing)

One reason that this is a recurring issue may be that the system itself is not (and perhaps cannot be) structured to produce results that both EL&U question reviewers and ELL question reviewers ...
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