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  • This topic is recursive. I don't know about the ELL topic because you didn't identify it.
    – jlawler
    Commented Dec 1, 2022 at 15:14
  • What's the question? Why does it belong here (on Meta)? We don't really care what's on-topic on other sites (although we give hints to them sometimes). Commented Dec 1, 2022 at 15:30
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    @jlawler Presumably a back-formation from "on-topic".
    – Draconis Mod
    Commented Dec 1, 2022 at 15:30
  • @Sir Cornflakes people like you are the reason I'm asking the question, because you don't think ANY question is relevant to a given topic. I was instructed by a mod to ask my question here. If you don't know the answer just don't say anything. Commented Jun 6 at 17:26
  • @jlawler English Language Learners group is for people who are learning English as their second language. Commented Jun 6 at 19:13

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This site is about the study of language, as a whole. The goal is to better understand how language works and how it changes.

English Language Learners is about gaining proficiency in English. The goal is to speak English more fluently.

There can be some overlap, but the goals tend to differ.

  • becoming proficient in English. :)
    – Lambie
    Commented Mar 15, 2023 at 15:57
  • Thank you for answering my question. I've asked questions on here before and a mod or other user will come bye and flag it as off topic, it belongs in English Language Learners. You can see from the users above your fantastic answer how most of my questions get treated. I sorta think there are a lot people on here who just turn into trolls when they don't know the answer to question. It's very frustrating. Commented Jun 6 at 17:17

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