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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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Singular tags to pluralize

Per Should we prefer plural in tags?, for consistency with EL&U and other StackExchange sites, I believe the consensus was to use plural tag names for countables. In practice, we have something of ...
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Can we please make "Genitive" a synonym of "Possessive"?

They are the same thing. There's no reason to have two tags. Tag genitive (17 questions) is significantly less-used than the tag possessive (104 questions), so it seems that possessive should be the ...
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Retag "phrase" as "phrases"

Since we are already using sentences, the questions using phrase should be retagged phrases. It doesn't make sense to use the plural in a case, and the singular in the other one.
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What's the difference between [adjective-phrase] and [phrasal-adjective]?

What's the difference between adjective-phrase and phrasal-adjective? Should they be merged? Could we write some tag wiki/usage guidance to make any difference clearer?
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Impose a sentence on [sentence] (again)

(if you're wondering about the pun in the title, that's a Stack Exchange meme for tag-related Meta questions) The sentence tag currently has 17 questions and no tag excerpt or wiki. IMHO it's a very ...
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How can the tag wiki for "sentence-construction" be expanded?

The tag wiki for sentence-construction currently says: For questions about the proper construction of sentences. This is quite a short description, which is probably too generic to be understood. ...
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Help with new "passive" tag

I keep this brief and to the point. Yesterday, I created a new tag distance-expression and only remembered to write a short description when I read this reminder: When you make a new tag, please ...
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What if we write a glossary post for linguistic terms we use in tags?

Last time it became evident to everyone that a big problem in choosing what tags and tag names to use is that linguistic terminology is incomprehensible for a lot of ELLs while simple and ...
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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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Proposal: formal-language, informal-language, and offensive-language

Because no-one had strong feelings about this once taboo was removed, I went ahead and did it. I'm still on the fence about replacing formality with formal-language, so we can tackle that another time....
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What is the difference between the "formality" and "formal" tags?

There are two tags that seem related: formality, and formal. The first is described as the tag to use for questions about formality of words or sentences. The other tag doesn't have any description, ...
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Should the "tense" tag be always used for questions about tenses, even when there is a more specific tag?

For questions about tenses, there is a generic tag (tense), but there are also more specific tags, such as past-tense. Should tense always be used for questions about tenses, even when a more ...
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Is the "phrase-request" tag enough for questions about expressions?

For questions about expressions that are equivalent to ones used in a different language, is phrase-request enough, or should a different tag be used? In other words, is there the need to distinguish ...
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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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why is there no tag "verb construction"?

I'm referring to the post "refer the letter x refer to the letter" The tags are of the vaguest kind: grammar word-usage sentence-construction phrase-usage. I suggest to remove all these vague tags ...
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