# About edition of a topic [duplicate]

Sometimes I Find some french in MSE, and I never can edit some "language mistakes" like in this post

When I have to justify my edit :

I know numbers are 1 2 3 4 5 6... so why it doesn't work? :/

Thank you

## marked as duplicate by Martin Sleziak, Community♦Jun 18 '15 at 21:27

• 1/ It appears that what you wanted to edit is a direct quote from a book. I don't think you should make stylistic edits in such a case... It doesn't matter that French evolved since 1821, you should just quote as it was written. 2/ You should read the sentence in its entirety. The sentence is "la somme $s$ de la série est aussi [...] fonction continue de $x$" (I omitted a part to make the structure clearer). Cauchy is saying that the sum $s$ is also a continuous function of $x$; writing "l'est aussi" would be incorrect. – Najib Idrissi Jun 19 '15 at 7:32