I can't really tell which tag to use over the other. Even the tag descriptions seem almost identical:

Word-choice: The differences between two or more words or phrases and how to select the best one for a given situation.

Differences: Topics related to differences in meaning between two words.

Is there a difference between these two tags? If not, should they be made synonyms?

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I agree with making them a synonym, but I think should remain the dominant tag, especially since it is used almost five times more often than .

In response to Ataraxia's comment, also can apply to sets of words like phrases (i.e., a choice of words) - it even says so in the excerpt and has been used that way. (Or, I guess you can take the English site's approach and use a phrases tag for those questions.)

, on the other hand, seems really broad. For example, will this tag include differences between verb conjugations, or would the and tags be more appropriate? Does the word "differences" appropriately convey meaningful information about the topic?

Also, is a top 10 tag on all the other language sites like English, French, German1, Spanish, Chinese, and Russian. I know we set our own rules, but it may be worthwhile to take into account some level of consistency.

1: German also has a tag, but most of the other sites do not.

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    In that case, I agree that word-choice should be the one we go with. Good points. Commented Aug 15, 2013 at 10:47
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    Okay, I've made differences into a synonym of word-choice!
    – user1478
    Commented Aug 16, 2013 at 18:42
  • @snailboat Thanks! Commented Aug 17, 2013 at 9:56

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