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The tag is just one example of a issue, so everything in it should be retagged to that or something more specific.

  • ... what's the point here? Are you asking for the tags to be merged and synonymised? – jimsug Jan 21 '16 at 5:22
  • @jimsug Preferably merged or deleted :) – ʇolɐǝz ǝɥʇ qoq Jan 21 '16 at 5:25
  • I'd suggest throwing in confusables as another option to retag those questions to. (Many of them would presumably use two or three new tags.) – Nathan Tuggy Jan 21 '16 at 7:51
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    It's not really about tense, it's about three words with overlapping paradigms which native speakers acquire somewhat inconsistently and are often unable to conjugate in the traditional fashion without checking a reference. – snailcar Jan 21 '16 at 8:45
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    Lay/lie are irregular verbs that give some native speakers trouble, so I do think there's merit to giving that set their own tag. [Lie-Lay-Lain] and [Lay-Laid-Laid] would be tense tags. There are lots of discussions about it, like web.ku.edu/~edit/lie.html which says "But lie and lay seem to give people more difficulty than do all the other irregular verbs combined." Maybe we should do [sit-sat-set] too :) – ColleenV Jan 21 '16 at 12:59

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