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Is it really pointless to edit questions to use correct English on ELL?

I would have thought that, on a site aimed at language learners, it would be helpful to edit questions so they at least use correct English. The following edits have had rejections when they ...
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When should I correct an ELL's grammar?

Let's say "Bob", a hypothetical ELL, comes to this site and posts this question. Which of this sentences is grammatically correct? How is you feel today? or How are you feel today? (...
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How much editing is too much editing?

Many of our users will not have extensive written English skills. We can't give a lot of feedback about the edits we make in the description box, but those edits might make it difficult for the OP to ...
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What's our editing policy?

I am now invited to review proposed edits on this site, and would like some guidance from the Community. This morning I was presented with an edit to this question. It consisted of adding a single ...
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When should a question be edited in these situations?

I have noticed that some editors don’t consider correcting some specific errors in questions. In my opinion, such errors should be corrected so that the asker of the question becomes aware of the ...
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Is the minimum character edit limit useful?

I sometimes see a clear, well-framed question with one tiny but glaring error, for example "have" instead of "had" or "loosen" instead of "looser". It's a good question, but a good answer is going to ...
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Why was my edit rejected, although I consider it substantial?

Following up on several comments I made in a recent Meta discussion, I edited a question today. The OP of that question is asking about a specific passage from an online article. They posted the link ...
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I want to talk about some recent corrections

One of my questions has recently been edited and I’d like to know why “is gone” is used was changed to “is gone” used, in fact people use that thing rather than is gone uses something, i.e. this gotta ...
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Why was my edit rejected even though the OP requested edits?

I just proposed an edit to this answer at When to pronounce ‹s› as /z/ in the middle of words? My edit basically fixed some formatting, and added additional tendencies and example words. My proposed ...
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Question about uncorrected errors

I have noticed on this forum that answers are accepted, irrespective of minor errors. I am saying this because I have seen some of the answers with wrong capitalization and others with minor grammar ...
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How far does one go when copyediting?

I was editing a few questions but was cautious as to how strongly I should correct orthographic mistakes? I went with the strategy of adjusting the endings of individual words to better capture the ...
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Why was an edit which adds new points rejected?

https://ell.stackexchange.com/review/suggested-edits/122575 (noun) a social butterfly /queen Two reviewers rejected it with the following reason: This edit was intended to address the author of the ...
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Informality, modern messaging, and editing

The "acceptable" modes of messaging and exchange of information are constantly evolving. A forum such as this one was unimaginable* just twenty years ago, yet today it can seem positively antiquated ...
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