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Minor documentation fixes

Minor documentation fixes

(1) By Tony Papadimitriou (tonyp) on 2020-05-26 13:17:14 [link]

Paragraph 2.1 of [this](https://www.sqlite.org/lang_transaction.html) page:

* "SQLite current supports" => "SQLite current**ly** supports"
* "is upgraded to write transaction" => "is upgraded to **a** write transaction"
* "an historic snapshot the database" => "an historic snapshot **of** the database"

Paragraph 2.2:

* "without waiting for a writes statement" => "without waiting for a **write** statement"

(2) By Warren Young (wyoung) on 2020-05-26 17:47:36 in reply to 1 [link]


On [this forum's About page](https://sqlite.org/forum/about):

* Users can sign up <s>for</s> to receive...
* Elide following comma
* "...never reveals your email address...": Consider adding that this applies only to those without [Admin capability](https://fossil-scm.org/fossil/doc/trunk/www/caps/ref.html#a).
* Link this page into the button bar; the path to this page is not obvious.

Then [here](https://www.sqlite.org/support.html):

* ...formerly **a** mailing list...
* For additional information <s>visit</s> contact...
* ...database file**s** encrypted...
* ...files that <s>is both</s> **are** compressed and...

(3) By Tony Papadimitriou (tonyp) on 2020-05-29 15:52:19 in reply to 1 [link]

Section 1.1 of [this page](https://sqlite.org/fts3.html), end of second to last paragraph.

* "though only a percent <del>of</del> __or__ two"

(4) By anonymous on 2020-05-29 16:05:11 in reply to 1

> => "an historic snapshot of the database"

Shouldn't it be "**a** historic ..."?

(5) By Richard Hipp (drh) on 2020-05-29 16:21:40 in reply to 4 [link]

I say "an historic" when I pronounce it.

(6) By Rob Willett (rwillett) on 2020-05-29 16:45:28 in reply to 5 [link]

Pedant alert, pedant alert ....

Somewhat surprisingly, at least to me, grammar pedants on both sides of the Atlantic (I'm on the eastern side) agree that it should now be "a historic". 

However English is an evolving language and up to the 1960's "an historic" e.g. "an historic event" was the norm, however in the last 50 years, it has become "a historic event".

Local pronunciation also comes in, as the aitch in historic can silent or elided, e.g. East and South East London often drops their 'aitches' as does parts of north England.

I am trying to find The Times or The Guardian's guide to grammar as they are usually authoritative and up to date.

I have to say as 1) Being British 2) Living in SE London for 30 years 3) Now living in North Yorkshire that I had to think about this and work out what I would say.

I recognise that in the grand scale of Covid-19, discussions about this are probably not that important, but it's interesting at least to me, how language usage changes.

Now can we discuss colour, aluminium, aesthetic, calibre, dialled, kilogramme, prologue and a few other please :)

Thanks and have a good weekend,