Should the tag be made a synonym of the master tag?
has 33 questions, and has 118 questions.

has 5 questions. Currently there is not a tag.

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    While these could be defended as different concepts, I don't think the distinction is worth preserving. It's too subtle to be useful to most learners, or even many experts. Tags should be used on many questions, not just a few. (But not too many either, like [grammar].) Dec 1, 2015 at 6:20
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    Negative is a bad tag name anyway. We should rename any tag that has the form of an adjective phrase or concrete noun without a plural affix. Of course, we need to get rid of half the tags on the site . . .
    – user230
    Dec 4, 2015 at 23:40
  • By the way, we shouldn't really have a double-negation tag. It doesn't make sense. The relevant technical terms are "multiple negation" and "negative concord", which are more accurate and less misleading than the "double negative". I suppose I should start a separate thread suggesting we rename double-negation to multiple-negation.
    – user230
    Oct 11, 2016 at 0:09

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Yes, I can't see any distinction to be made here, and as I said in my comment, I prefer .

At any rate, no one's voiced any objections to this proposal in the last year, so I'm going to go ahead and synonymize them.

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