Wikipedia:WikiProject Fix common mistakes

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 April 21. Click Purge to recalculate it now.
  • To encourage curious editors to come to this page to help, add something similar to the following to your edit summary

Fixing grammar mistake, found at: [[Wikipedia:WikiProject Fix common mistakes]]

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.

Error Wiki search Google Latest Database Dump List Last Checked How Long Ago Status
a a a a September 2021   Done March 23, 2020 4 years ago
an an an an an an September 2021   Done December 22, 2021 2 years ago   Done
and and and and and and September 2021   Done March 21, 2022 2 years ago   Done
are are are are are are September 2021   Done March 13, 2022 2 years ago   Done
be be be be be be September 2021   Done March 21, 2022 2 years ago   Done
by by by by by by September 2021   Done March 21, 2022 2 years ago   Done
for for for for for for September 2021   Done March 23, 2020 4 years ago
from from from from from from September 2021   Done February 20, 2022 2 years ago   Done
he he he he he he September 2021   Done March 23, 2020 4 years ago
in in in in in in September 2021 March 24, 2020 4 years ago
is is is is is is September 2021   Done June 27, 2023 9 months ago
it it it it it it September 2021   Done March 23, 2020 4 years ago
of of of of of of September 2021   Done March 23, 2020 4 years ago
she she she she she she September 2021   Done March 23, 2020 4 years ago
the the the the the the September 2021   Done March 23, 2020 4 years ago
this this this this this this September 2021   Done March 23, 2020 4 years ago
to to to to to to September 2021   Done March 24, 2020 4 years ago
was was was was was was September 2021   Done March 23, 2020 4 years ago
were were were were were were September 2021   Done December 22, 2021 2 years ago   Done
when when when when when when September 2021   Done December 22, 2021 2 years ago   Done
will able will able will able   Done
the its the its the its
the how the the how the the how the
with with with with with with September 2021   Done March 23, 2020 4 years ago
a an[A] a an a an September 2021   Done March 23, 2020 4 years ago
an a[A] an a an a September 2021   Done June 27, 2023 9 months ago
a the[A] a the a the September 2021   Done March 23, 2020 4 years ago
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