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I generally agree, and here's some suggestions, but I don't feel so strongly either way. Merge and rename and syn technical and tech-writing into technical-language. I think technical-writing would be better than technical-language and it's more common. Change the name of archaic to the canonical archaicisms and make the former a tag synonym ...


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I support merging to a new meaning-requests tag. Basically, the combined tag would be for all crowdsourced-reverse-dictionary type questions. By their very nature, askers of such questions cannot know ahead of time whether a single word exists to fit the desired meaning, otherwise they wouldn't be asking. If they would really, really, really prefer a single ...


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I agree to make the two synonyms. I'd prefer Irish-English to be the main tag and Hiberno-English to redirect to it, as it's perhaps a bit clearer, but don't mind too much either way.


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Crisis averted ;) Per FumbleFingers's comment: Retagged the four rhoticity questions to use rhotic. Now go vote on Tag Synonyms on Low Use Tags so we never have to go through this exercise again!


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As requested by tchrist: Unlike Hugo, I would prefer Hiberno-English as the main tag. Within the field of linguistics (as applied to Ireland and her languages in particular), Hiberno-English (or Hibernian English) and Irish English are actually two distinct terms with (slightly) different meanings: Hiberno-English is the variant of English that is ...


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In summary, senses are the meanings of a word/lexeme within a language. The meaning can depend on the context as well. differences tag is used for the differences between the meanings/senses of (related) lexemes. Though, they can be both used in the same question because related words/lexemes are related to each other in sense. Thus, there are different ...


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I think the statistical analysis clearly supports not merging. There would be a higher reverse correlation of usage if they were being used interchangeably. Why would I use word-request? when I need or want one word Why would I use phrase-request? when I would like a 'sentence' or thought to convey something clearly Why would I used word-request ...


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I vote for burnination and blacklisting.


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My view is that correction is being used almost as a meta tag, rather like homework. It's not tagging questions about correction and the correction process, but tagging questions which ask for correction. In fact, I find it difficult to imagine on-topic questions about correction. If that is indeed its primary use, it should be removed, not synonymised &...


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We can get rid of difference-in-meaning as it is being used inconsistently as a synonym for either differences or word-choice. Since there are so few instances I've gone and cleaned them up.


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This would be a terrible idea. If we would make correction a synonym of grammaticality the auto-suggest shows the parent tag. We already set this unfortunate precedent with correct and correctness. Whenever anyone types correct in the tag field this shows up. Making the people believe they tread the same path as nearly 4k other users before. Burnination ...


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You're right the two tags are related — as indeed the system shows. Conversation is an unscripted interaction between two or more persons. Dialogue, as "a feature of a book, play or film," is a scripted interaction designed to look like a conversation. The two tags are not synonyms: the scripted nature of one which is absent in the other is an ...


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Please give your approval for the following synonyms, thank you. progressive should be the synonym of progressive-aspect passive should be the synonym of passive-voice


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I think British English (BrE) is the official name for a family of dialects, accents, etc, of English and isn't a synonym for Standard English or Received Pronunciation. Example, in the Cambridge Grammar of the English Language, Chapter 1, section 3.1.2, a footnote says: some English-speaking Caribbean countries have rhotic accents and yet belong to the ...


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My view: absolutely not. The phrases tag is not the same as phrase-requests — the first is for questions about phrases, the second for requesting phrases. Similarly for idioms and idiom-requests: they are related as they are both about idioms, but a request for an idiom is not the same as a question about one. Prompted by this question, I've edited ...


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Merge and syn movie into the exiting tag cinema. I'd rather see movie be the root and cinema become the syn. I don't think most people would assume cinema exists. Merge and syn places into the existing toponyms. I guess this is a similar issue which really presents the greater question: Should our tags prefer "technical" words or "common" words?...


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I have a great deal of sympathy for MrHen. I know he's put a lot of effort into clearing the Unanswered queue, and if he's willing to attack the tags mess with antthing like that gusto, we should all be supportive. But I think he picked the wrong battleground with merge single-word-requests and phrase-requests. I do actually lean in that direction myself, ...


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The posts marked poetic seem to consist of posts about poetic language but not (classical or formal) poetry. The highest-voted question under that tag asks for a poetic term for enjoying the breeze. While it is accurate to say that poetry is simply the noun form of poetic, the term poetry has acquired enough of a distinctive meaning that it is a little ...


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I've approved the synonym suggestion. (And I hope this answer doesn't get flagged for quality due to its length!)


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Assuming the upvotes on the question imply that we should make these two tags synonyms, I have proposed the tag synonym here: https://english.stackexchange.com/tags/single-word-requests/synonyms Please vote it up, in the link, if you agree.


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It seems to me that a question about the structure of noun phrases for example, would come under syntactic analysis, but not sentence structure. Therefore, if the consensus is that these two should be merged, syntactic analysis should be the main tag, and sentence structure the synonym. However, I'm not sure that we definitely need to merge these two tags.


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You can flag the question, but there are actions which can be done without needing moderators to deal with them. With 2000 rep, you can edit the tag to be the correct one. If the tag only appears on one question (which can be verified by hovering over it) then the incorrect tag will be cleared up and will no longer exist. This doesn't happen immediately, it ...


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As perfect (96 questions) and perfect-aspect (56 questions) remain separate and accumulating questions, even though they clearly refer to the same concept, if there is no consensus on whether to call it an aspect or tense, we should merge to perfect and make perfect-aspect the synonym.


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Quoth Wikipedia: The continuous and progressive aspects (abbreviated ᴄᴏɴᴛ and ᴘʀᴏɢ) are grammatical aspects that express incomplete action ("to do") or state ("to be") in progress at a specific time: they are non-habitual, imperfective aspects. In the grammars of many languages the two terms are used interchangeably. This is the case ...


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I’ve made modals a synonym for modal-verbs. I’ve leaving semi-modals based on Professor Lawler’s comment that semi-modal makes sense for need and dare: All the tags here are useless because they're random names and descriptions with different meanings for everybody. I never pay any attention to them, because of that. As for "semi-modal", it makes sense ...


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I’ve made these tags synonyms now.


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From my limited experience with these tags, they mean different things. "Confusables" is about words (or other things) that speakers or learners commonly confuse. For example, "what is the difference between 'deprecated' and 'depreciated'?" People asking these questions want to learn about some distinction so they can avoid making the mistake of confusing ...


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The OP asks the community what they think about the relevancy of two tags, quantifiers and premodifiers but the meta post comes shortly after another spree of retagging old questions that were tagged sufficiently well in the first place. Funnily enough, the OP has retagged this question three times since February 2016. Will he please make up his mind once ...


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Thanks, this should all be fixed now.


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Right now, style is a synonym for writing-style, which is the master. Meanwhile, formatting is gone, although format exists and matches 13 questions, mostly closed. One could make formatting the master and format the synonym, but I don’t find the tag particularly clear as things stand. This is because that searching for questions that happen to contain ...


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