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English language is a hobby.
Rule 1. The language has rules. These might be obscure or not, but the language is inherently governed by rules. A linguist might study a foreign language based on deeper knowledge than a non-linguist. It is up to someone to embrace deeper rules of language. Rule 2. People often assume (not entirely correctly) that being "native" is equivalent to being proficient or expert in a language. Rule 3. Context is very important in analyzing a text fragment


Mar
8
revised Imperative vs. cohortative in a scientific paper
added 334 characters in body
Mar
2
revised What reasoning is behind the names of the trigonometric functions “sine”, “secant” and “tangent”?
edited tags
Feb
26
revised What is a “terrace park”?
added 245 characters in body
Feb
26
revised “It took me all of ten minutes to find out” - what does “it took me” mean?
better format
Feb
21
revised What is the opposite of modal?
edited tags
Feb
20
revised Describing “data backend”
deleted translation request which are not allowed,
Feb
18
revised What's the verb for 'to form a canonical representation'?
edited tags
Feb
11
revised Difference between “underneath” and “under” when we describe an action
capitalization
Feb
11
revised How to conjugate the verb in a sentence that starts with “I wish…”
edited tags
Feb
5
revised Fell out of the car
retagged, improved format
Feb
5
revised Does “either A or B ” preclude “both A and B”?
added 90 characters in body; edited tags
Feb
5
revised Why past perfect in the following?
edited tags, improved format, clearer quotation
Feb
5
revised Is there a rule for the correct pronunciation of words starting with “ex”?
added 1 characters in body
Feb
5
revised Why past perfect in the following?
edited tags
Feb
3
revised What's your first impression of “in front of TV”?
I added the meaning that the OP intended to be
Feb
3
revised What is the opposite of “free” as in “free of charge”?
clarified because charge might be related to electricity
Feb
1
revised French speaker here — How to pronounce “r” and “l”?
formatting, improved clarity, capitalizing
Jan
31
revised Difference between “underneath” and “under” when we describe an action
added 134 characters in body
Jan
29
revised Difference between “underneath” and “under” when we describe an action
added 150 characters in body; edited title
Jan
23
revised Is *race* a synonym of *species* or is just a common mistake?
added the sources for quotations