Grammar issue: "You published [number] posts"

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  • #1154605

    duckbillp
    Member

    After publishing a new post I get redirected to a view that shows my blog with the new post, and on the left there’s a sidebar with suggestions and info about my post (perhaps this is only shown on blogs with few posts).

    It says, “You published 3 posts” where 3 is the current number of posts I have published so far. It should say “[…]have published 3 posts” and not “[…] published 3 posts.” As it is now, the wording suggests that I just now published 3 posts rather than 1 post. The “have [verb]” construction should be used when you’re talking about an event that’s happened during an unspecified time (period) in the past. Simple past is for time-specific events.

    The blog I need help with is afoolscritique.wordpress.com.

    #1154714

    1tess
    Moderator Emeritus

    Grammar aside, you can get rid of that like this:
    dashboard—>users—>personal settings—>Instant Post Feedback un-check the [ ] Show the feedback and progress sidebar after posting—>save changes

    #1154731

    duckbillp
    Member

    I just thought it would be an easy fix to change the wording, but perhaps people don’t really notice it anyway.
    The instant post feedback itself doesn’t bother me. Thanks anyway!

    #1154840

    lordzden
    Member

    Very helpful

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