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There have been a few questions asked recently which, although they concern etymology or basic pronunciation or history of the language, might be of some value to learners. In looking over the salient ...
P. E. Dant Reinstate Monica's user avatar
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Why don't we have notification for a comment with 10+ upvotes?

I love the way ELL comes up with gamification. While we have such lovely notifications for upvote, popular question, good question, good answer and so on, we lack one important thing, I think. Why ...
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Any platforms for articles/essay correction?

There are numerous platforms that teach english, but are there any for articles/essay correction, because where learning is necessary , practicing is also important. Is there any online websites which ...
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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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To include the KISS Grammar site to "Resources for learning English"

I've just found out about this great website, the KISS Grammar site. In my humble opinion, it could be a great resource for ELLs, even though it seems to aim toward native English-speaking children in ...
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Can the site fix the auto-capitalization error for I.e.?

I find the auto-complete/auto-correct feature of the site quite a pain, especially when it introduces errors. The abbreviation I.e. [sic] shouldn't be capitalized if it's used as it is below. I don't ...
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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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Resources for learning the proper shape of the mouth and the position of the tongue in pronunciation

Could you please recommend some learning materials (books, videos, websites, etc…) that those who are learning English as a second language can use to train native pronunciation of American English? I ...
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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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What should I study to learn academic English that is used for mathematics?

I am looking for material that can be used to teach non-English speakers academic English for mathematics. I meant it might be some basic vocabulary. Any help will be appreciated.
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Object complement - good sources

Where can I find a list of the verbs that need an object complement, listed according to whether the object complement is a noun or adjective or both?
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Place a link to resource list into "Helpful links" panel

I recently asked a question on ell.SE requesting resources, which was subsequently moved to the meta, and to which I quickly found a satisfactory answer, namely I discovered Resources for learning ...
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Where can I find a good phrasal verbs dictionary?

Where can I find a good phrasal verbs dictionary, and can someone help me out? Does anyone have the Cambridge Phrasal Verbs Dictionary or a similar resource they could recommend?
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Is there a platform that provides actual education and puts a huge emphasis on students' improvement?

Am I the only one who feels that these English-teaching websites are just a way for teachers to make a few bucks here and there? It seems that the majority don't really focus on the intricacies of ...
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How can get help from this community if I can't hear some audio clearly?

Recently I am learning the Cambridge practice tests for IELTS, the listening part is the most difficult for me. Even if I look at the transcripts when I am listening to the audio, I find that there ...
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Book recommendations for English learners

I'm looking for a book that shows in the majority of the chronological learn (if possible) about the English topics. The ideal is explanatory texts over exercises to learn. For example, Basic English ...
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Good online grammar checker

I tried grammarly and prowritingaid.com. They are good, but sometimes they miss things. In a long text, I was surprised they didn't mark its as error. Are there any other good alternatives?
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What's with the Monica thing in user names?

Could someone explain simply who Monica is or was, and what she did that some people support?
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Why are the deleted answers to a post shown "modified" and prompted at the top?

This is commonly seen that when someone with 1 reputation point writes an all promotion answer, they get almost a dozen downvotes and then the answer gets deleted, either by a moderator, high-rep user ...
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The American English learning counterpart of 'Cambridge English in Use'

I am seeking for help on searching resources for learning American English collocations, phrasal verbs, idioms, and pronunciation skills. My background is mainly an advanced English learner who uses ...
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More advice than asked for

Should we give as much advice as possible about the piece of text presented in the question? Sometimes a piece of text quoted has several issues, but the asker only wants advice on one bit of the text....
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If your dictionary doesn't support you (or me), what should I do?

Recently I answered like this. What came to my mind first when reading the OP's question was, that the meaning of the word "affection" should be Merriam's 1 : any moderate feeling or emotion ...
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Sentence structure grammar books

Could you advice to me literature to classify correct English sentences structure? Russian grammar book provides incorrect names of grammatical structures hence I'm confusing to find a little more ...
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Looking for a dictionary with standard American English example for foreign learners

Here is the thing. As a foreign learner, for example, when I look up sticker, I also need to learn common usage and scenario for it. This is what I mean standard examples. Is there a specific verb for ...
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Don't use correct grammar topic

It's my first question about my English, I usually use basic world and structure for ask some technique question for other stackoverflown users but i never can use true structure or grammar. I ...
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Survey for the University of Barcelona on English Prepositions

Native speakers of English, please participate in my survey for the University of Barcelona. It will take max. 10 minutes of your time. https://goo.gl/forms/FwYByBcAHSKf11Ts1 Also, I believe that to ...
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Picture dictionaries with audio CDs

I am looking for picture dictionaries that enclose audio CDs (for my pre-school children). I checked the dictionaries listed below: "The usborne Picture Dictionary" (Usborne Pub): This dictionary has ...
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What off-site resources can I provide when I think it acceptable to give one?

I'm a bit confused. I used to think that it's good to provide additional information from other sites whenever an answer is submitted but later I realized it's wrong, but not totally. Now another ...
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How can I inform moderators to rethink about their decision?

I asked few questions on English Language Learners, and one of them is marked as a duplicate: Are "present continuous" and "be going to" interchangeable? I believe the question ...
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What text to speech programs can I use to improve my listening skills?

Does anybody know any website (or app) to make text to speech? I've found Amazon Polly, but I'd like to know if there's a better choice.
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Need help; I haven't finished signing up

I lost my original post before I finished signing up. What should I do? I can't post this question in Meta forum either due to my small reputation score.
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Let's have a meeting conversation through Skype

I'm pretty sure that ELL could be a very useful site for those who are learning English. However, for speaking and listening skills it wouldn't offer anythings. As far as we have weekly writing chat, ...
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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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Synonymize [mean] with [meaning]

mean has no wiki and no followers, and looks to be semantically identical to the far-better-established meaning. Unfortunately, I can't yet propose synonyms. Someone else able to do the job?
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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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My question on Advanced English Grammar?

If my question were deleted, would a moderator please repost the the input? I ask about this now because I only now just lighted upon this answer on subject-dependent inversion, which cites The ...
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Draft answer posts

Yesterday, I started writing a longish answer post, which I wasn't able to finish before I got kicked out of the college where I work. I wasn't too worried at the time, because I could see that there ...
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Will it be appropriate to post usage samples for evaluation?

I am teaching English for kids as a hobby and I am constantly developing whole sentences to show word/prase/idiom usage. Then tasks are issued to translate those sentences from native language to ...
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Phrasal verbs sources

Can a resource-oriented question be appeared at ELL? I.e. I'm looking for some language idiom entirely description. Can I ask corresponding question at ELL?
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Providing Links for Validation

What it be appropriate to ask another member to provide a link to reference his answer here: Is there a rule to know when to pronounce letter c as a "soft c" (s) or "hard c" (k)? ...
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Can't edit tag wiki in main

If I go to https://ell.meta.stackexchange.com/tags/voting/info , I get a "Propose Tag Wiki" button, but if I go to https://ell.stackexchange.com/tags/phrase-request/info , I don't get a button. In ...
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The similar-question panel is sometimes missing on Stack Exchange

The similar-question panel is sometimes missing on Stack Exchange. This makes it much harder for me to find old posts of mine or others' related posts. Is there any way to solve this?
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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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Is there alternative choice for "Extensive reading for academic success"?

"Extensive Reading for Academic Success" is a series of books good for those who are preparing for TOEFL. Each of them includes 80 articles and is much cheaper than other TOEFL books. But I ...
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How can I learn Indian English?

I desire learning a distinct Indian English dialect. How can I go about it? When I was learning English, I did not have much exposure to Indian English, but I feel like it has many features that are ...
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Would a community wiki/standard answer on dictionary definitions be helpful?

A look at my question history will show that what might be grouped under the umbrella of 'uncharitable close votes' is a bit of a hobby horse of mine, and I fully accept that the community as a whole ...
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What book do you suggest for modern grammar?

Please, if possible, introduce books on the following topics. Modern Grammar, Syntax, Morphology I want to use your experience. Otherwise googling is easier but useless.
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Is there a guide for English verb tenses?

My native tongue is Mandarin. In Mandarin, there are no verb tenses. I'm wondering what are some top guides (or books) to refer to if I want to learn about using English verb tenses properly?
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Challenging DIY listening tests

I'd like you guys to hit me with the most ridiculously hard listening tests (> C2 level) you are able conjure up from the depths of the Web. My criteria for a proper DIY listening test are as ...
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