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Most people who ask about articles have already been bombarded with canons about articles, and are feeling confused because the canons conflict and are often demonstrably wrong. There is a lot of nonsense that is blessed and taught as gospel. I think the big problem with English articles is that they are expected to mean something; and they don't. They're ...


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As you have noted, I make my best attempt to answer the question thoroughly as I can with my limited scholarship. I will not attempt to answer if I think the person who placed the bounty really wants a scholarly answer, as there are others here who are much better qualified to handle that kind of thing. Anyway, I don't think the downvote was anonymous. I ...


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This recent question on meta Canonical post on articles? and this recent question https://ell.stackexchange.com/q/80396/9161 made me dig up this thread to suggest a canonical post on prepositions of place. As I read over the "at versus in" question, I had an overwhelming sense that I had seen many good answers that covered on/in/at but when I went to go back ...


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Another topic I've come across that might be worth writing a good explanation of is the differences between using a gerund and an infinitive. I was looking to see if there were any duplicates for Why do we use 'telling' in the following sentence? and I found a lot of questions, but not really a lot of good comprehensive answers.


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This is touchy, but I'd like to do one on swearing.


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