I have a question about my English Language Learners Stack Exchange post: Is there anything to be corrected?

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You didn't actually ask anything, so I assume you want to know why it was put on hold and how it can be reopened. On a desktop, there is a banner that gives the reason. On the app, that info is hidden. You have to tap the icon to reveal the reason. In any case, the reason should something like

put on hold as off-topic by Em.♦ 23 hours ago
This question appears to be off-topic. The users who voted to close gave this specific reason:

  • "Questions asking for someone to find and correct errors or improve the phrasing are considered requests for proofreading and are off-topic. Please edit your question to focus on something in particular that you are unsure about; if that's not possible, see websites for proofreading instead." – Em.

If this question can be reworded to fit the rules in the help center, please edit the question.

I usually leave a comment with links, though I didn't this time for whatever reason. I might write something like

You can ask about the usage of a word or phrase, but please edit your post and specify a concern. Asking us to check your work is considered proofreading and off-topic here. Please see the help center for on-topic questions. See Details, Please and the Contributor's Guide (Asking) for tips and examples.

If you edit your post to fit our guidelines, then your question will enter a queue to be considered for reopening. If your question receives enough reopen votes, or if a moderator casts a reopen vote, then your question will be reopened.

I assume you understand that this is ELL Meta, where "users discuss the workings and policies" of the parent site, ELL. We have a number of posts on ELL Meta discussing proofreading, but here is another recent one to give an additional example of what we expect from "proofreading" questions: Rules about proofreading essays (IELTS etc.).

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