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#38913 new enhancement

Aggregation of contracted and not contracted verb forms (cannot, doesn't)?

Reported by: Presskopp Owned by:
Milestone: Future Release Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 4.7
Component: Administration Keywords: good-first-bug has-patch
Focuses: ui-copy Cc:

Description

I count

18x does not vs. 5x doesn't
28x cannot vs. 4x can not vs. 1x can't (+ 1x in 'administration')
lots of is not vs 1x isn't

Do we want to combine them?

Attachments (2)

38913.patch (27.9 KB) - added by aandrewdixon 12 months ago.
Patch changes "can not" and "can't" to "cannot", "doesn't" to "does not" and "isn't" to "is not".
38913.2.patch (79.1 KB) - added by aandrewdixon 12 months ago.
Trying again as my first attempt somehow missed the whole wp-includes directory when I was searching, plus I found some other words like haven't, couldn't, etc... that needed changing as well.

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Change History (10)

#1 @ramiy
3 years ago

Related: #39176

#2 @desrosj
13 months ago

  • Keywords needs-patch good-first-bug added
  • Milestone changed from Awaiting Review to Future Release

#3 @Presskopp
13 months ago

@desrosj What is the decision? What forms of expression would we use preferrably?

#4 @socalchristina
12 months ago

Hi @Presskopp. I see in
ticket:39176#comment:4 that the preferred form of expression is to replace doesn't contraction with does not. Is that the consensus on contractions @desrosj? I'm happy to work on this but I don't see a reference to the particular file.

#5 @aandrewdixon
12 months ago

Personally, I think the non-contracted verb form is much clearer, particularly for people were their first language is not English but they are using an English install for whatever reason.

@aandrewdixon
12 months ago

Patch changes "can not" and "can't" to "cannot", "doesn't" to "does not" and "isn't" to "is not".

@aandrewdixon
12 months ago

Trying again as my first attempt somehow missed the whole wp-includes directory when I was searching, plus I found some other words like haven't, couldn't, etc... that needed changing as well.

#6 @Mista-Flo
11 months ago

  • Keywords has-patch added; needs-patch removed

#7 @Presskopp
8 weeks ago

Do not you ..

should be avoided, if you ask me

#8 @garrett-eclipse
8 weeks ago

  • Component changed from Text Changes to Administration
  • Focuses ui-copy added
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