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 : enter image description here

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

Thank you

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    $\begingroup$ It's the question/answer body that needs at least a six-character change. The edit summary has a different minimum character limit, which I believe is ten. $\endgroup$
    – Daniel R
    Jun 18 '15 at 21:21
  • $\begingroup$ See Minimum suggested edit length. $\endgroup$ Jun 18 '15 at 21:24
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    $\begingroup$ 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. $\endgroup$ Jun 19 '15 at 7:32

Replacing "est aussi" by "l'est aussi" is a two-character edit: you added two characters. This is not allowed as a suggested edit.

You are welcome to make such edits after earning 2000 reputation points.

  • $\begingroup$ Thank you, I will need some years to reach them haha ! $\endgroup$
    – ParaH2
    Jun 18 '15 at 21:29

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