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This tag is for questions about words or phrases that have multiple meanings and can thus be understood in different ways. If your question is about different words that can be easily mixed up or confused use the tag CONFUSABLES instead.

Use this tag for questions that are about words or phrases that have multiple meanings and can thus be understood in different ways.

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Question checklist

  • Is the question about ambiguity of a word or a short phrase?
  • Does the question contain the word or phrase?
  • Does the question clearly describe the concern regarding the different meanings or interpretations?

Example questions

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  • Use for questions about the usage of complete phrases.
  • Use for questions about the meaning of words or phrases devoid of specific contexts.
  • Use for questions about words that can be mistaken for each other.
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