Wikipedia:WikiProject Fix common mistakes
The idea is that we check if the entries still contain those errors, and fix the articles if necessary.
|Active Wiki Fixup Projects|
|Leading the charge in the War on Error!
Must be active, systematic, have lists, & need help.
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. If you are using Google to search for instances of errors, it is probably best to wait six months before repeating a search. If you are using a Database dump to search, please specify the date of that dump.
- 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 February 10. Click to recalculate it now.
Any help is appreciated. Contributing is easy:
- Pick one of the errors from the table below.
- Work through the pages in the list, fixing any errors you find.
- Edit the list and remove any articles you have fixed.
- Update the date you checked in the other columns as (MM), (DD), (YYYY).
- Update the [[User:username|username]] to give credit where it's due!
- If you finished the whole list, mark it (done)!
- (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||Latest Database Dump||Last Checked||How Long Ago||Last Checked By|
|a a||January 2016||February 5, 2016||5 days ago||(done) JJMC89|
|an an||January 2016||February 6, 2016||4 days ago||(done) JJMC89|
|and and||January 2016||February 6, 2016||4 days ago||(done) JJMC89|
|are are||January 2016||February 6, 2016||4 days ago||(done) JJMC89|
|be be||January 2016||February 6, 2016||4 days ago||(done) JJMC89|
|by by||January 2016||February 6, 2016||4 days ago||(done) JJMC89|
|for for||January 2016||February 6, 2016||4 days ago||(done) JJMC89|
|from from||January 2016||February 7, 2016||3 days ago||(done) JJMC89|
|he he||January 2016||February 7, 2016||3 days ago||(done) JJMC89|
|in in||January 2016||October 4, 2015||43 days ago||Discuss-Dubious|
|is is||January 2016||November 30, 2015||2 months ago||U2fanboi|
|it it||January 2016||November 14, 2015||2 months ago||Sct72|
|of of||January 2016||October 17, 2015||3 months ago||Sct72|
|she she||January 2016||November 14, 2015||2 months ago||Sct72|
|the the||January 2016||January 1, 2016||40 days ago||JJMC89|
|this this||January 2016||December 21, 2015||51 days ago||Chandler321|
|to to||January 2016||December 27, 2015||45 days ago||JJMC89|
|was was||January 2016||December 23, 2015||49 days ago||U2fanboi|
|were were||January 2016||December 27, 2015||45 days ago||JJMC89|
|when when||January 2016||January 1, 2016||40 days ago||JJMC89|
|with with||January 2016||January 28, 2016||13 days ago||Slanders13|
|a an[A]||January 2016||December 27, 2015||45 days ago||JJMC89|
|an a[A]||January 2016||December 22, 2015||50 days ago||U2fanboi|
|a the[A]||January 2016||August 23, 2015||5 months ago||Guy Macon|
- Wikipedia:Avoiding common mistakes
- Commonly misspelled English words
- Wikipedia:Lists of common misspellings/Repetitions
- Wikipedia:Lists of common misspellings/Grammar and miscellaneous
- Wikipedia:Lists of common misspellings/Homophones
- Wiktionary:Category:English misspellings
- Common English usage misconceptions
- Wikipedia:List of spelling variants
- List of English words with disputed usage
- English usage controversies
- Category:Redirects from misspellings
- Near Duplicate