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Vocabulary tag rework?

The vocabulary tag has 1000 over questions, but unfortunately I'm not very sure how to tag questions with that tag. The description reads: This tag is for questions about a body of words. It should ...
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The tag “simple” should be deleted

NB: the tag no longer exists. I found that there is a tag called simple in Ell Stack Exchange. For me, this tag is useless, and I don’t know who created this tag. Maybe the user want to create the tag ...
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The tag “confusing” should be deleted

I found that on Ell Stack Exchange, there is a tag called confusing and I found that this tag was used by 1 question. That question actually asked about the prepositions after the word “confusing”. (...
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Why do we need the tag "articles" if we already have "indefinite-article", "definite-article" and "zero-article"? If it's redundant why not delete it?

There are four tags about articles: articles, indefinite-article, definite-article and zero-article. Could you explain to me please why the tag "articles" is needed if we have the other ...
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Consolidated grammar tag discussions and a clean-up proposal

We have fixed more than 332 questions tagged only with grammar - we're down from 1325 to 993. (as of March 19th, 2017) We've probably fixed a lot more than 332, because there are new questions each ...
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Tag Clean-up Proposals

This question is to get help from the community when you come across a tag that needs reworking. Post an answer with the tags in question and what you think should be done to fix them up. If it ...
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What should we put in [writing]?

I'm being a little self-indulgent with a slightly punny title for a tag cleanup request, because SE tradition! writing is supposed to be for questions "specifically related to written English", as ...
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Tags for “countable-nouns”, “uncountable-nouns” and “countability”

Is there something that should be done to unify the following tags, or is it intentional that they are separate this way? countable-nouns uncountable-nouns countability It seems that a typical ...
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Is This Tag Useful? Episode 1 - The Big Boss (grammar)

I guess one of the best ways to get your message across is putting a TL;DR in the beginning. If you agree with the sentiments of the TL;DR the rest might not be necessary to read but if grammar has ...
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Proposal: delete tags "meaning" and "word-meaning"

This is the description of the tag meaning: This tag is for questions which a dictionary cannot answer about what a word means. If the question is about the meaning of a word that can't be ...
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Is the tag word-difference useful since we already have the tag difference?

I saw that we have both word-difference and difference. Is word-difference useful since we already have difference?
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Proposal: Synonymize [syntax] and [sentence-construction]

It seems we can achieve a consensus on a certain set of tags this time without reading too much into things. Let's clean up sentence-related tags. I just came up with a few ideas, and I present them ...
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Proposal: Blacklist [sentences]

It seems we can achieve a consensus on a certain set of tags this time without reading too much into things. Let's clean up sentence-related tags. I just came up with a few ideas, and I present them ...
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Should not "passive-voice" and "passive" be merged?

There are 46 questions using passive and more than 300 questions using passive-voice. Should not the tags be merged? I would make passive-voice the main tags, and passive its synonym.
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Could we make [grammaticality] a synonym of [grammar]?

I know we don't really like the grammar tag around here. The tag wiki says: This tag is for grammar questions, but only if you're not certain what other tag to use. If possible, tag as tense, verb, ...
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Proposal: Begone with [difference]

Proposal three: Blacklist or at least remove difference. Does difference make a difference? It fits the perfect description of a meta tag. It describes the type of the question, not its content. It ...
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Lay the [lie-lay-lain-laid] tag to rest

The lie-lay-lain-laid tag is just one example of a tense issue, so everything in it should be retagged to that or something more specific.
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Is This Tag Useful? Episode 2 -- The Twins (usage and meaning)

The argument for getting rid of these tags is going to be much more straightforward. We have tags like phrase-meaning, meaning-in-context, sentence-meaning etc. just like we have the likes of word-...
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A proposed solution to the "grammar" dilemma -- Please contribute your answers to the "what is grammar" post

This is the follow-up of Is This Tag Useful? Episode 1 - The Big Boss (grammar). (i.e. intended to be the community decision on the matter, if people agree with the sentiments of this meta post) TL;DR ...
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Stop giving [untagged] useless usage guidance

I've noticed a particular user* suggesting edits (of approximately the same content every time, asking users to refrain from tagging with it and explaining the purpose) to the untagged wiki and usage ...
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Can we please remove the tag 'word'?

I have seen a lot of questions recently with the tag word. The tag wiki unhelpfully states that this tag is: For questions related to words. I think we have two options. Add this tag to every ...
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What should we do with off-topic tags

We've got a bunch of tags that are off-topic for this site. seinfeld (6 questions, all from one user) I don't think this has anything to do with English. You could say a question that came from ...
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Should we delete "Word tags"?

Single word tags I don't think we need a tag for individual English words. I see eight right now. assomeanuntiltoowhosuchneither (If you find any others, feel free to add them to this list.) I ...