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Duplicates: why not be able to choose more than one?

You can always add other possible duplicates in a comment. If another user votes to close as another duplicate, and the question is eventually closed as a duplicate, both links will appear. And ...
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How can an OP find similar questions and avoid posting a "duplicate" question?

The scope of ELL is considerable: the vocabulary is huge, most of the common words have a plethora of (sometimes subtly different) meanings, and the ways of expressing a particular idea are manifold. ...
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How can an OP find similar questions and avoid posting a "duplicate" question?

There's a point I'd like to add that hasn't been raised in the other (excellent) answers to this question: duplicate questions are actually a good thing, provided the duplicate question meets our ...
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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?

Why not leave the original question in its original form, and then post a follow-on question that asks for something more specific? Of course, the new question should mention (and link to) the ...
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How can an OP find similar questions and avoid posting a "duplicate" question?

I disagree with your premise that a poster should avoid posting duplicate questions, and that duplicate questions that are difficult to determine are duplicates are something we should try to reduce. ...
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Is there a good duplicate target for "What's the difference between the infinitive and the present participle?"

What's the difference between "I love singing" and "I love to sing"? Might be a good place to start. Araucaria's answer is pretty comprehensive and the question is a pretty ...
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