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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


Dec
22
revised Why is “margarine” pronounced with a soft “g”?
deleted chat
Dec
21
revised “It” vs. “this”
corrected English
Dec
21
revised “Idealistic me decided otherwise”
improved format
Dec
17
revised If trinity means 3 in one, what's the word for one in one, 2 in one, 4 in one, 5 in one?
corrected English, retag
Dec
17
revised Definite article with plural nouns
edited tags
Dec
17
revised Why is there no plural indefinite article?
discrete not discreet
Dec
16
revised Past simple with today
edited tags
Dec
16
revised What does the “work” part mean in the following English words: network, clockwork, etc?
improved writing
Dec
16
revised “I am gonna have to” vs. “I have to”
corrected English
Dec
16
revised Is there a word for a 60th of a second?
deleted word
Dec
15
revised Which is the correct wording when describing a question?
making it clear, changed the title to reflect what it is asked
Dec
15
revised Text vs. audio representations of words
edited tags
Dec
15
revised Is “constringence” a word?
edited tags
Dec
15
revised Word for “food only partially eaten”
edited tags
Dec
15
revised “Train approaching”
corrected English
Dec
15
revised “Maybe I have colored it too much”
improved writing, English
Dec
15
revised “Viewer discretion is advised”
improved writing, English
Dec
14
revised Usage of “insomnia”
improved writing, English
Dec
12
revised Good movies for learning English
corrected spelling
Dec
12
revised “Assign a variable to a value” or the other way round?
improved writing, English