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I'll try and help by reviewing some of your questions and pointing out what might be putting people off from answering them. Let's start with Why are most interjections a variation of God/Jesus’ name? It presupposes that most interjections are a variation on God/Jesus' name. This is not true. Starting a question from a false premise makes it difficult to ...


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As I tried to say in the comments, only registered users can delete their own posts. If you check a user’s profile and you see this, they are not registered: Basically, this user has chosen to post as a guest. There is an orange banner at the top of the page that says “finish signing up for your account” and that’s what needs to be clicked to register the ...


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This would be on-topic, but it would be closed as a duplicate of When should I use an em-dash, an en-dash, and a hyphen? Anglo-Saxon is a hyphenated compound; Washington–Moscow indicates two ends of a connection. Those instances are similar enough to what's in the existing question to answer yours. NB: This isn't intended to be dismissive of your question! ...


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EL&U is not a transcription service, bluntly, but in the past we have entertained questions which ask about phonological phenomena and accents that can be demonstrated in a clip, e.g. Is D-glottalization a plausible explanation of ambiguity in Donald Trump interview with WSJ? Peculiar pronunciation of 'architecture' British politicians ...


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single-word-requests This tag is for questions seeking a single word that fits a meaning. To ensure that your question is not closed as off-topic, please be specific about the intended use of the word. INCLUDE A SAMPLE SENTENCE demonstrating how the word would be used. Click on "Info" or "View Tag" and "Learn more ..." for ...


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I would keep word-choice, the explanation is short and it tells the author to use SWR if they don't know the word they're looking for.


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tenses A set of forms taken by a verb to indicate the time and/or completeness and continuance of the action in relation to the time of the utterance.


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prepositions Prepositions are function words like "to", "over", "through", "in". The meaning of a sentence can be dramatically altered by choosing the wrong preposition. Questions need to include enough information for the intended meaning to be deduced.


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