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docs: update grammar in readme (#37237)

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adad20 authored and raisedadead committed Oct 18, 2019
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@@ -17,13 +17,13 @@ Happy contributing.

You can contribute to any of these:

1. [Contribute to this open source codebase](#contribute-to-this-open-source-codebase). Help us edit coding challenges, or fix bugs on the learning platform.
1. [Contribute to this open-source codebase](#contribute-to-this-open-source-codebase). Help us edit coding challenges, or fix bugs on the learning platform.

2. Help campers on our [public forum](https://www.freecodecamp.org/forum/). [Answer their coding questions](https://www.freecodecamp.org/forum/?max_posts=1) or [give them feedback on their coding projects](https://www.freecodecamp.org/forum/c/project-feedback?max_posts=1).

3. Help us add subtitles (closed captions) to our [YouTube channel videos](https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8butISFwT-Wl7EV0hUK0BQ/videos).

## Contribute to this open source codebase
## Contribute to this open-source codebase

Our codebase has thousands of [coding challenges](https://learn.freecodecamp.org) and other source code that power our learning platform.

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Broadly,

- We have a Node.js based API server.
- A set of React based client applications.
- A set of React-based client applications.
- A script that we use to evaluate our front-end projects.

Contributing to this requires some understanding of APIs, ES6 Syntax, and a lot of curiosity.

Essentially, we expect basic familiarity with some of the aforementioned technologies, tools, and libraries. With that being said, you are not required to be an expert on them in order to contribute.
Essentially, we expect basic familiarity with some of the aforementioned technologies, tools, and libraries. With that being said, you are not required to be an expert on them to contribute.

**If you want to help us improve our codebase, you can either [set up freeCodeCamp locally](/docs/how-to-setup-freecodecamp-locally.md) or use Gitpod, a free online dev environment.**

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### How do I get an issue assigned to me?

We typically do not assign issues to anyone other than long time contributors to avoid ambigious no-shows. Instead we follow the below policy to be fair to everyone:
We typically do not assign issues to anyone other than long-time contributors to avoid ambiguous no-shows. Instead, we follow the below policy to be fair to everyone:

1. The first pull-request for any issue is preffered to be merged.
2. In case of multiple pull-requests for the same issue, we give priorty to quality of the code in the pull-requests.
1. The first pull-request for any issue is preferred to be merged.
2. In the case of multiple pull-requests for the same issue, we give priority to the quality of the code in the pull-requests.
- Did you include tests?
- Did you catch all usecases?
- Did you catch all use-cases?
- Did you ensure all tests pass, and you confirmed everything works locally?
3. Finally we favor pull-requests which follow our recomended guidelines.
3. Finally, we favor pull-requests which follow our recommended guidelines.
- Did you follow the pull-request checklist?
- Did you name your pull-request title meaningfully?

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[![Open Source Helpers](https://www.codetriage.com/freecodecamp/freecodecamp/badges/users.svg)](https://www.codetriage.com/freecodecamp/freecodecamp)
[![Setup Automated](https://img.shields.io/badge/setup-automated-blue?logo=gitpod)](https://gitpod.io/from-referrer/)

## freeCodeCamp.org's open source codebase and curriculum
## freeCodeCamp.org's open-source codebase and curriculum

[freeCodeCamp.org](https://www.freecodecamp.org) is a friendly community where you can learn to code for free. It is run by a [donor-supported 501(c)(3) nonprofit](https://donate.freecodecamp.org) with the goal of helping millions of busy adults transition into tech. Our community has already helped more than 10,000 people get their first developer job.
[freeCodeCamp.org](https://www.freecodecamp.org) is a friendly community where you can learn to code for free. It is run by a [donor-supported 501(c)(3) nonprofit](https://donate.freecodecamp.org) to help millions of busy adults transition into tech. Our community has already helped more than 10,000 people get their first developer job.

Our full-stack web development curriculum is completely free and self-paced. We have thousands of interactive coding challenges to help you expand your skills.

@@ -32,7 +32,7 @@ You can pull in these test suites through [freeCodeCamp's CDN](https://cdn.freec

Once you’ve earned a certification, you will always have it. You will always be able to link to it from your LinkedIn or résumé. And when your prospective employers or freelance clients click that link, they’ll see a verified certification specific to you.

The one exception to this is in the event that we discover violations of our [Academic Honesty Policy](https://www.freecodecamp.org/academic-honesty). When we catch people unambiguously plagiarizing (submitting other people's code or projects as their own without citation), we do what all rigorous institutions of learning should do - we revoke their certifications and ban those people.
The one exception to this is if we discover violations of our [Academic Honesty Policy](https://www.freecodecamp.org/academic-honesty). When we catch people unambiguously plagiarizing (submitting other people's code or projects as their own without citation), we do what all rigorous institutions of learning should do - we revoke their certifications and ban those people.

Here are our six core certifications:

@@ -57,7 +57,7 @@ Here are our six core certifications:
- [Debugging](https://learn.freecodecamp.org/javascript-algorithms-and-data-structures/debugging)
- [Basic Data Structures](https://learn.freecodecamp.org/javascript-algorithms-and-data-structures/basic-data-structures)
- [Algorithm Scripting](https://learn.freecodecamp.org/javascript-algorithms-and-data-structures/basic-algorithm-scripting)
- [Object Oriented Programming](https://learn.freecodecamp.org/javascript-algorithms-and-data-structures/object-oriented-programming)
- [Object-Oriented Programming](https://learn.freecodecamp.org/javascript-algorithms-and-data-structures/object-oriented-programming)
- [Functional Programming](https://learn.freecodecamp.org/javascript-algorithms-and-data-structures/functional-programming)
- [Intermediate Algorithm Scripting](https://learn.freecodecamp.org/javascript-algorithms-and-data-structures/intermediate-algorithm-scripting)
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@@ -128,10 +128,9 @@ Our community also has:
> ### [Join our community here](https://www.freecodecamp.org/signin).
### Reporting Bugs and Issues

If you think you've found a bug, first read the [how to report a bug](https://www.freecodecamp.org/forum/t/how-to-report-a-bug/19543) article and follow its instructions.

If you're confident it's a new bug, and have confirmed that someone else is facing the same issue, go ahead and create a new GitHub issue. Be sure to include as much information as possible so we can reproduce the bug.
If you're confident it's a new bug and have confirmed that someone else is facing the same issue, go ahead and create a new GitHub issue. Be sure to include as much information as possible so we can reproduce the bug.

### Reporting Security Issues

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