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Surely *some* wordsmiths must love America[ns]?

People who like/admire English or French (the languages and/or the people and their culture) are easily identified as Anglophiles or Francophiles. I'm not sure there are so many Germanophiles, but ...
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Is 'there' an adverb or a preposition? (Or something else entirely!?)

Most dictionaries seem to describe 'there' as an adverb. Oxford online dictionary definition Is this true? "Last year we went to Paris. We stayed there for three nights." In sentences like this ...
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A term for “Groceries, toiletries & Conveniences” everyday products

Is there a common term that covers both groceries & conveniences. Products that one would purchase either at supermarkets or corner stores? Is there a venue type that would describe supermarkets, ...
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Terms for “natural gender” and “grammatical gender”

This post is partly inspired by previous posts, such as this one, on non-existence of grammatical gender in English. My question is mainly about what "natural gender" and "grammatical gender" are to ...
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What lexical relationship lies between the days of the week?

I'm confused, What is the lexical relationship between "Monday" and "Tuesday"? I mean is the relationship hyponymy, prototypes, polysemy, homophones, metonymy etc?
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Do all syllables belong to open syllable or closed syllable?

Is there any other category for a syllable which is neither an open nor closed syllable?
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Word that categorizes this set of words: {forewords, preface, prologue, chapter, author's note, etc}

I am looking for a singular word that categorizes this set of words: {forewords, preface, prologue, chapter, author's note, etc} The best I can come up with right now is Section Heading which is ...
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Is there a word that describes a person whose given name and surname each contains but a single syllable?

Is there a word that describes a person whose given name and surname each contains but a single syllable? Some examples are: Mae West Bill Fold John Doe
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Plurality of phrases describing categories of objects

When talking about a specific category of objects, does it make more sense to attach plurality to the label of the category, as in: Dogs are in the kingdom of animals, which also include cats. ...
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Is there a categorization of different kinds of words like loanwords, compound words, slang… etc? [closed]

Is there a categorization of different types of words in which the following categories would fall for example: loanwords, compound-words, slang words, ...? Is there a hierarchical parent of these ...
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What are the different kinds of objectionable contents? [closed]

I am working on a project which categorizes the different articles by its objectionable content types. Is there a list of objectionable content types available in english? I tried googling it, but ...
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Categorized dictionary of the English language [closed]

What dictionaries are there available which offer some kind of classification of words into different categories? I am looking for a free alternative to WordStat. I would like to use the ...
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What category of words do “Rural/Urban” come into? [duplicate]

I'm trying to categorise the words Urban/Rural/Suburban etc. I liked the term "rurality" but turns out that isn't an actual word I think, and "neighbourhood type" doesn't really seem to fit the bill. ...
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Can a singular noun be used to represent a category of things in a sentence subject?

Specifically, in following sentences, which ones are correct? Elephants are huge. The elephant is huge. An elephant is huge. Elephant is huge. I think 1 and 2 above are correct, but how about 3 ...
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Classifying grammatical names into categories? [closed]

I am trying to create a language tutorial website, and I find myself, needing to categorically order Grammatical terms on the sidebar, like.. Articles, Adjectives, Nouns, Pronouns.. etc. However, I am ...