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Can you offer me English translators, dictionaries to use in my PC? [duplicate]

I seek dictionary or translator can be used offline
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How are answers with no votes sorted?

When I was viewing a question: How can I introduce (or name) a person my answer was above the other answer even though they both have 0 votes. I sorted it by votes. My answer is above the other ...
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What to do with [untagged] questions that are off topic?

So as far as I know the untagged tag is automatically added to migrated questions as they have no tags. If this tag is left on a question I could be confusing. When I was searching the tag I found a ...
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What is the use for code formatting? [duplicate]

So in the tool bar (that’s what I like to call it), the bar that appears when you edit/ask a question or answer: (sorry for my terrible handwriting) So after thinking about it I can’t see any use for ...
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What is StackExchange?

Is there a different community? Than English Langage Learners for English Learning? Where can I find the FAQ? How can I learn here if half the resources are on Google?
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How can I get back my reputation?

Somehow I loose 5 points of reputation by the action of Deleted user and they weren't restored. Could you give me an advise what can I do in such situation? Maybe there is some support that could ...
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Handle duplicate questions from English stackexchange

I noticed quite a few questions asked in English Language Learners have got answers in English stackexchange. Some examples are, 1a) 'Did see' and 'Saw' 1b) What's the difference between "...
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English course for support position?

I'm looking to improve my English skills as a support person working for an IT company through live chat, can you recommend a series of videos or a youtube channel that can help me with that? All I ...
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When should I upvote?

Question: Should we upvote when "This is neat. It clears my confusion!" or when "I am an expert at this. I knew this answer is right. And I upvote it as an endorsement"? Wrong information ...
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Why didn't [word-family] tag exist before?

The tag word-family hasn't existed before. As I think it knowing it is important for a learner, I wonder if there is a specific reason that it didn't exist. It even has its own Wikipedia page.
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Is there anything to be corrected?

I have a question about my English Language Learners Stack Exchange post: Is there anything to be corrected?
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Suggestion for helping ELLers in general and their questions

It occurred to me that when we edit questions for punctuation or use of capitals or lower-case letters, and also make minor usage corrections (prepositions or verb tense), it might be useful to put ...
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Where is the border between good and offtopic question?

What is difference between my question For all times or for all ages? and for example this one: "Could you please help me" vs "Could you help me please" I understand, that ...
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English Language Learners' updated site theme is ready for testing!

As part of implementing the new unified themes across the network, we're gradually rolling out updated site themes for each site. As of today, we have enabled your updated site theme for testing. If ...
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Questions are not lined up vertically

Some questions, at least on meta, are further to the right than others: (Firefox 62.0.2 on Windows 10) In this screen shot, I added red lines to try to show how the columns don't always line up. At ...
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how to remove questions from being on hold even after fixing a question?

Many times question is put on hold for not being specific or for other reasons. It is mentioned that, if we fix the question such that it fits all the guidelines, the question could be taken off hold. ...
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Are badge numbers a little weird?

Look at this picture: The badge number is on the right of the icon and nearer to the right icon, it seems that the number is for the right badge instead of the left. Maybe moving the position of the ...
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Rules about proofreading essays (IELTS etc.)

Can I ask about the grammatical mistakes in a paragraph? For example, I have written an IELTS Task. Is it ok to ask for the correction?
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Are there any usable prosody tools for English sentences?

Below is an example of what I mean. Is there something similar to this but for English? This is a Japanese prosody tools developed by labs at The University of Tokyo. You can try inserting this ...
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An OP repeats his/her question after acknowledging an answer

I have noticed users repeating their questions after acknowledging an answer by posting a comment (that can range from agreeing to just neutral-type commenting). The comment repeats almost to a T ...
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Use of ampersand symbol “&” instead of “and”

I've observed lately the overuse of the ampersand symbol "&" in some posts replacing the word "and". Including some replacements in quoted texts that originally do not use "&". I think that ...
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Comments are constantly disappearing

Why are comments constantly being deleted? Sometimes I write a comment and someone has deleted it less than an hour later. I think people are going overboard with the comment deleting. I don't really ...
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Why don't my comments get answered?

Sometimes when I ask questions, I add a lot of details (and so the post gets lengthy). My questions are usually specific and context based and hence they don't receive a lot of answers. With only very ...
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Why is it that changing a question doesn't affect existing close votes in the slightest way?

I am writing this Meta question as a question I posted on ELL today is currently sitting on four close-votes, precariously on the cusp of being closed. The reason people cite for their votes, I gather,...
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Contributor's Guide to English Language Learners

I thought it would be nice if we had a community maintained guide to ELL written in easy to understand language and arranged to make the most important things to know easy to find. The help center has ...
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Can I ask a question for the second time?

I asked a question in ELL and got one detailed answer which I accepted. But later, I realized I still have queries and that that answer raised further questions. Also, my original question remains ...
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Closing a question while someone is preparing an answer

This may be related to 'Stop answering close-worthy questions!', but I think it is sufficiently different to be asked separately. A few times I have researched and answered a question, but when I go ...
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Question migrated from ELL to ELL meta

A question to which I provided an answer has been migrated from ELL to ELL meta. I probably should know why this occurred, but I don't. I am not upset that it has been migrated (I am sure there was a ...
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Listen and answer [duplicate]

Listen to Neighbours - 001 - Cut by Sukhjinder Singh #np on #SoundCloud https://soundcloud.com/sukhjinder-singh-626913618/neighbours-001-cut This is a link to an audio. I wanna know what the guy ...
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A problem hearing audio [duplicate]

I have a audio from an Australian TV show. I am unable to understand a line in it. Is there any forum where I can upload the audio and someone can listen to it and answer that. The guy was dreaming ...
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Closure of question with answer in comment

Referring to Unable to understand a spoken word This was mod-closed without voting. The closure reason was "off-topic" with an explanation from the mod that "the mystery phrase has been correctly ...
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A review keeps being suggested to me

This is the sixth time in the past 3 hours I am seeing this review being suggested to me, as shown in this picture. However, I have reviewed it a couple hours ago. It keeps coming back after a few ...
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Why don't moderators follow their own rules they impose us?

I am curious about this question. According to Meta guidebook, and and according to the new CoC, Comments should be The comments there do not belong to the new CoC ( At least, the first commenter ...
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Should the following question be moved to ELU?

As far as I know, etymology has never been on-topic on ELL. This recent question asks about the origin of a term and uses, to my surprise, the tag “etymology”. Unsurprisingly, a high rep user ...
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2018 Community Moderator Election Results

English Language Learners' third moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied, and the new moderator is: They'll be joining the existing crew shortly — please thank them for ...
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Is there a way to improve an edit after I have approved it?

I just approved an edit, but upon revisiting the post, I saw some other things I wish I had improved upon. Since "approve and improve" is a review option, can I make improvements without having to ...
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How should we review format edits?

I am feeling increasingly iffy about where the line should be drawn with regard to certain edits on formatting. For example, this edit struck me as sensible because the editor @Maryam highlighted the ...
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Why the heck do you keep removing my comments telling askers to look things up

Let's see, Exhibit A: How to address a woman in a letter? When writing a letter or an e-mail to a man I know the (sur-)name of ("Smith"), I would write: Dear Mr. Smith, What should I use ...
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Are thanks for the answers unnecessary?

I always wrote "Thank you for your answer" for the answers in the comment section, but sometimes they were deleted. Is something like that unnecessary?
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Fixing question titles beginning with “How to”

The topic of correcting grammar in a question has come up before, and there doesn't seem to be a clear consensus. Some argue that it's better to leave things how they are, to give an accurate ...
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2018 Community Moderator Election

The 2018 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks,...
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2018 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire

In connection with the moderator elections, we are holding a Q&A thread for the candidates. Questions collected from an earlier thread have been compiled into this one, which shall now serve as ...
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I got a review ban that I don't quite understand

I recently obtained the review privilege on low quality posts and suggested edits. While still learning the ropes, I try to be as careful as possible. Today I found out I can't review any more. The ...
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2018 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

ELL Stack Exchange is scheduled for an election starting next week, July 9th. In connection with that election, as we've done in previous elections, we will be hosting a Q&A here for candidates. ...
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The “Scope” of ELL [closed]

Now, let's see, my last question, was closed as off-topic. (Although the word is translated in my native language, in the image below, I did not want to look at it because I wanted to understand what ...
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What sorts of dictionaries should we use on ELL?

Here on ELL, we have an "entirely answerable with a dictionary" close reason: Basic questions on spelling, meaning or pronunciation are off-topic as they should be answered using a dictionary. See:...
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Old answers help OP gets clear on what they want, but this would make them disqualified. Should new requests be added to the question?

For example, the original revision of the question Is there an idiomatic way to say "go to the path of no way out"? only asked for "the only way to get out is to go backward". After receiving some ...
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Off topic comments growing on my answer

I've answered a question about plural "staff" which has attracted comments solely about plural "water". None has mentioned "staff" (the topic of the OP's question) or has suggested improvements. I'm ...
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Edits to an Answer by the OP

I gave an answer for this question What's the meaning of "be broker than the Ten Commandments"? It appears that the questioner edited my answer. That seems odd. Is there a way for me ...
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Should we close questions about grammatically incorrect sentences when written by an important figure?

Related to this question: Understanding "having to do with this most important summit" If you change your mind having to do with this most important summit, please do not hesitate to ...

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