Wikipedia:WikiProject Fix common mistakes

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The goal of this project is to reduce the number of common mistakes in the article space of Wikipedia.

The idea is that we check if the entries still contain those errors, and fix the articles if necessary.

Intro[edit]

So as not to duplicate work, here is a list of occurrences checked so far. When you have fixed all the instances of an error found in Wikipedia, please sign and date. In general, please repeat the search that has not been performed for the longest time.

  • Partial work is ok, just note your username and the date worked on. Any entries not marked  Done still need work!
  • The link under "Latest Database Dump" contains a listing of occurrences generated from a database dump. The date is what dump was used to generate the list. The list can be checked manually or loaded into AWB.
  • The "How Long Ago" column was calculated November 15. Click Purge to recalculate it now.

Instructions[edit]

Any help is appreciated. Contributing is easy:

  1. Pick one of the errors from the table below.
  2. Work through the pages in the Latest Database Dump List, fixing any errors you find.
  3. Edit the list and remove any articles you have fixed.
  4. Update the date you checked in the other columns as (MM), (DD), (YYYY).
  5. If you finished the whole list, mark it  Done
  6. (Optional) - Return to step 1 and try another list!

If you have an idea about another pattern to search for, please add it to the relevant section of the discussion page of this project.

Log[edit]

ErrorLatest Database Dump ListLast CheckedHow Long AgoStatus
a aOctober 2018October 29, 201817 days ago Done
an anOctober 2018October 29, 201817 days ago Done
and andOctober 2018October 29, 201816 days ago Done
are areOctober 2018October 29, 201816 days ago Done
be beOctober 2018October 31, 201815 days ago Done
by byOctober 2018October 31, 201815 days ago Done
for forOctober 2018October 31, 201815 days ago Done
from fromOctober 2018October 31, 201815 days ago Done
he heOctober 2018October 31, 201815 days ago Done
in inOctober 2018October 29, 201817 days ago Done
is isOctober 2018October 31, 201815 days ago Done
it itOctober 2018October 31, 201815 days ago Done
of ofOctober 2018October 31, 201815 days ago Done
she sheOctober 2018October 31, 201815 days ago Done
the theOctober 2018October 31, 201815 days ago Done
this thisOctober 2018October 31, 201814 days ago Done
to toOctober 2018October 31, 201814 days ago Done
was wasOctober 2018October 31, 201814 days ago Done
were wereOctober 2018October 31, 201814 days ago Done
when whenOctober 2018October 31, 201814 days ago Done
with withOctober 2018October 31, 201814 days ago Done
a an[A]October 2018October 31, 201814 days ago Done
an a[A]October 2018November 1, 201814 days ago Done
a the[A]October 2018November 1, 201814 days ago Done
  1. ^ a b c Near Duplicate

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