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Please change red algae to coralline algae. The former is a broad article on an entire phylum, many of which have nothing to do with coral reefs. The latter is a specific article on the type of algae under discussion. I've already made the switch in the Limalok article. Modest Genius talk 13:02, 10 December 2019 (UTC)

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  • "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn ... was first published in the United Kingdom and Canada". This leaves it unclear whether this was the first edition or only the first edition in these countries. Surprisingly, considering the subject matter and the nationality of the author, it was the first edition ever. So I suggest to add a comma: "... was first published, in both the United Kingdom and Canada". Furthermore, consider adding on ", two months earlier than in the USA". Jmchutchinson (talk) 21:46, 9 December 2019 (UTC)
I like the idea of adding "two months earlier than in the USA", and have done so (except I think our default is US, not USA, so I used US). I think doing this makes adding the comma after "published" look funny, and while theoretically I suppose wording it that way means it's still possible it was published even earlier in Denmark or someplace, practically no one is going to think that now that the US is mentioned. IMHO. --Floquenbeam (talk) 23:29, 9 December 2019 (UTC)
The proposed mention of the US is completely superfluous. Lots of works are not published in the US first (or at all) for copyright reasons. Why not say "before Iran"? Hawkeye7 (discuss) 00:00, 10 December 2019 (UTC)
Because Twain is so closely linked with the US. He is not closely linked with Iran. --Floquenbeam (talk) 00:06, 10 December 2019 (UTC)
Indeed, according to Hemingway, "All modern American literature comes from one book by Mark Twain called Huckleberry Finn. American writing comes from that.” On the matter of the comma, I would have still have added one in, but agree that it is now not so important. Thanks. Jmchutchinson (talk) 06:58, 10 December 2019 (UTC)
Do you really not understand how it would be generally assumed that an American author's work would be published in the US first? And that any deviation from that pattern would be notable? In a similar situation, I would think it necessary to state that Agatha Christie's The Mysterious Affair at Styles was first published in the US in October 1920, three months before it was released in the UK. --Khajidha (talk) 12:10, 10 December 2019 (UTC)
There may have been legal or copyright reasons for publishing first in UK/Canada.
Please, in U.S. English it's U.S., not US, as has been explained a zillion times. – Sca (talk) 14:47, 10 December 2019 (UTC)
  • 1979The Kuomintang dictatorship of Taiwan arrested a large number of opposition leaders who had organized pro-democracy demonstrations, an incident credited with ending the party's rule in 2000.
– That a 1979 incident would "end" party rule two decades "later" doesn't entirely make sense; the time span is too long. Suggest something like:
"The Kuomintang dictatorship of Taiwan arrested opposition leaders who had organized pro-democracy demonstrations, an incident that led ultimately to ending the party's rule in 2000."
Sca (talk) 14:54, 10 December 2019 (UTC)

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That when eggs are hatched two thousand babies are born — Preceding unsigned comment added by 209.237.127.24 (talk) 15:24, 10 December 2019 (UTC)

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