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I don't believe my answer should have been deleted

This post explicitly asks why people use the phrase in question: I assume people say it just for fun, unless there is a good reason to say it this way, is there? My answer is the only one that ...
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Answer needs to be undeleted

Lambie's answer to "Counter" in "countersteering" an adverb or adjective? which was recently re-opened should be undeleted promptly. I see no valid reason why it was ever deleted. ...
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Are these comments on "double negatives" appropriate

In comments responding to https://ell.stackexchange.com/a/195429/91457 the question of double negatives was raised and discussed. In this comment user Foogod wrote: "I don't promise nothing"...
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I would like a second opinion on back-shifting

In She called me before dinner and said she _____ arrive home until eleven, so we don't need to wait for her---"wouldn't" or "won't" the OP and another user have ...
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Why can't we accept our own answers within 2 days?

I self-answered my question How to make this hypothesis in a negative form? Now I want to accept it, but it says that I should wait for 2 more days before I can. Why can't I just accept my answer on ...
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Is the Close System really fair?

I had three questions that have issues with voting to close system. Question #1 This has two votes ((Currently on hold exactly as I have expected)) to get closed because it is an opinion-based ...
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Should a refutation to an answer be added to the question?

Can "strong" be used as a noun? In this question there is a situation that the word "strong" seems to be ungrammatical or even nonsense. But because the source is a clip, not a text, therefore some ...
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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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Am I expected to delete my correct answer that was downvoted for not being the one selected?

I have a question about my English Language Learners Stack Exchange answer: Do you say “2 Byte” or “2 Bytes”? Am I expected to delete my correct answer that was downvoted for not being the one ...
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What should we do when a reasonable grammar question is incorrectly closed?

Here is one of the most important yet most difficult questions about English for the majority of language learners in the world: What is the difference between 'a' and 'the'? My ...
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Need help from moderator(s): Could I have my post back?

I failed to log in the other day but yesterday I successfully signed up an account. Could I get my post back? Here is my question on meta that I couldn't reply the other day. It is my original post. ...
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Asker rejects edits that remove misplaced answers from their question

I've made a couple of edit suggestions on a particular question and commented between them to try to explain, but both edits were rejected by the asker with the custom reason, "Why I need to remove [...
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Why was this question "How to improve my listening skill?" closed?

Why was this question "How to improve my listening skill?" closed? How to improve my listening skill? while this question is not closed. How can I speed up my speech? It seems to me that the both ...
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Why is this question "How to refer to a specific definite person whose gender is unknown" duplicate?

Why is this question "How to refer to a specific definite person whose gender is unknown" duplicate?How to refer to a specific definite person whose gender is unknown It does not ask whether a non-...
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Incorrect answers in the low quality queue

I came across the following answer in the Low Quality Post queue this morning: https://ell.stackexchange.com/a/15221/3705 The answer is not correct, but I thought that Low Quality meant something ...
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Why does this question have close votes?

I'm relatively new to ELL (though pretty experienced with the Stack Exchange network - I work here), so I think there are some nuances here that I'm missing. This question has four close votes at time ...
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Questions with "additional" grammar/spelling errors

The following question was posted this morning: Is this use of "Whenever" ... "So" correct? The question asks if the following paragraph uses the word "whatever" and "so" ...
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Performing self-assessment on highly specific questions

Self-Assessment Review The following post came up while I was doing the site self-assessment review: Am I using "feature" correctly here? First Reaction My first reaction is that this ...