User talk:Ira Leviton
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Duplicate "the" - "the then" false positives
Hello. First of all thank you for copy editing the "duplicate the" problem in so many articles. Unfortunately you sometimes have a false-positive in that you eliminate the "then" in "the then", which is a rare but legitimate combination of words in the English language. It would be great if you could address this issue. Hobbitschuster (talk) 22:29, 22 November 2017 (UTC)
- @AndreCarrotflower: Hi, My deletion of 'the-then' was by accident - hence the nonsense edit summary that went along with it. But then I figured that I might as well leave it, since the sentence still made sense and had the same meaning because it was obvious that it was referring to that time period. But I don't have a problem with your changing it back - I just have to be a bit more careful of my trigger finger. Thanks for all the work you've been doing on Wikivoyage.
- Also appreciate the work but please do not use the summary text for other edits. After the first few I had not been checking the edits. --Traveler100 (talk) 17:40, 27 November 2017 (UTC)
- @Traveler100: My mistake again - too quick with the finger, and another apology owed. The good news is that I should be done with these tomorrow. I've been doing 25 at a time. Ira Leviton (talk) 22:13, 27 November 2017 (UTC)
Sought vs. sought-after
In my dialect at least, those don't mean the same thing. "Sought" to me is strictly the past tense or past participle of "seek" or "search"; "sought-after" is an adjective, meaning that people make a great effort to find or have something. For example, in the Chicago article, this phrase makes sense to me:
"Unlike many other big cities where the hottest clubs are sought after"
This one is weird:
"Unlike many other big cities where the hottest clubs are sought"
Because it just means "looked for" and is a strange passive construction.
I would ask you to reconsider editing out the "after" in every instance of "sought-after" and consider being more selective about this.