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Would it be helpful to have a canonical post on Tense and Aspect? [Proposal stage (incomplete)]

Status Update: Upon discussion with an experienced member of the community who is currently teaching English, I have come to the conclusion that it may not be possible to present any single system of ...
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Why so many questions about "can I mix tenses in one sentence"?

There seem to be a lot of questions about "Can I have more than one tense in a sentence?" (e.g. I ordered a product on saturday and it has been delivered as well) I'm wondering if there's ...
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Canonical post #3 - Passive voice?

There has been a collaboration effort to make a canonical post on passive voice, but it was never posted sadly (asked in 2015), so I would like to give it a try! I understand the amount of effort ...
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Canonical posts

Canonical posts -> CP I think the active users or users who are good at english should make more CP's in my opinion, so we can cite them for duplicates. I understand that it can be extremely time ...
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Have vs Have Been - How Many Times Can We Answer?

If I do a search on ELL for have been I get 17K+ results. Have vs Have Been yields a more manageable 409 results. This is just for those specific words. ELL, however, is filled with similar results ...
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Why do ELL's users ignore bounties?

Can't say I'm surprised by the overwhelming lack of response on the grammar question which currently has a bounty of 50 points. Only @Andrew posted an answer and was repaid by an anonymous downvote. ...
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A question with 20k views that could have a canonical answer

The question was only posted 8 months ago, but in that short space of time it has attracted over 20,000 views. "Has" vs. "have" The title must be spot on for visitors looking ...
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Canonical post on articles?

Considering how many learners – especially more advanced ones – like to find out why the definite article has or hasn't been included, shouldn't we have a canonical post about articles or ...
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Canonical Post #2 is up!

I'm pleased to announce that our second Canonical Post is up, thanks to StoneyB! A quick refresher on Canonical Posts, in case you've forgotten: The idea behind Canonical Posts is to take a ...
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Introducing "Canonical Posts"

I'm pleased to introduce our newest collaborative user effort here on ELL, the Canonical Post. The idea behind Canonical Posts is to take a subject which is often encountered by English Language ...
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