Someone recently asked a question that had been asked on ELL before. I recommended that he search the site for the appropriate terminology ("singular and plural attributive nouns"), he thanked me, and that was that. However, I imagine that the question will get closed as a duplicate.
ELL recommends that people search for existing answers before posting questions. However, I suspect that this person had no idea that "attributive noun" was even a thing, so he couldn't have done a reasonable search. I therefore have two questions:
- Where can someone ask a question such as:
I want to know whether "card-parser" or "cards-parser" is correct. I think that a similar question may have been asked here before, but I don't know what terms to search for. Can anyone make a recommendation?
Is this site's main chat room the right venue for this?
- Is it even worthwhile to recommend that people make such queries? I expect that it would reduce the number of duplicates, but perhaps it wouldn't make much of a difference.
(By the way, I did search this site for discussions of this issue but came up with nothing. I hope I was using the right search terms . . .)