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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


Jan
21
revised “have been” versus “had been” in questions
edited tags
Jan
21
revised Billion and other large numbers
adding lines
Jan
20
revised Is the word “epic” being used correctly these days?
improved writing, removed typos, improved English
Jan
19
revised Need to clarify use of “its” and “their”
improved writing
Jan
16
revised When should I use “a discussion of” vs. “a discussion on” vs. “a discussion about”?
improved writing
Jan
15
revised Is 'smth' a correct abbreviation in American English?
specified according to lukas ' example in a comment
Jan
15
revised Which article fits better in this sentence?
improved writing
Jan
15
revised Use of “and” with multiple verbs
improved writing
Jan
15
revised Past conditional statements
improved writing
Jan
14
revised “Existence” in English and Persian
improved writing
Jan
13
revised Is there a word for someone with the same name?
corrected typos
Jan
13
revised Is a sentence always grammatically incorrect if it has no verb?
correcting typos
Jan
2
revised Present perfect and simple past
improved format
Jan
1
revised What does 'Ibid' mean in reference/footnotes?
place quotes
Jan
1
revised How much can we trust text-to-speech pronunciation of names?
changed title to reflect what it is asked in the body of the question
Dec
26
revised The Jackass Syndrome
improved writing
Dec
25
revised What's the meaning of 'out' when it comes after a verb ?
corrected English
Dec
24
revised Meaning of “nulled” in reference to software
corrected English
Dec
23
revised Pronunciation of “applicable”
improved writing
Dec
22
revised Meaning of “whoa”
improved format