Inline comment had incorrect grammar. Fix grammatical mistakes and
reflect actual behavior of the function.

Signed-off-by: Brian Gesiak <>
 builtin/checkout.c | 4 ++--
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/builtin/checkout.c b/builtin/checkout.c
index 63151e0..abe1161 100644
--- a/builtin/checkout.c
+++ b/builtin/checkout.c
@@ -888,8 +888,8 @@ static int parse_branchname_arg(int argc, const char **argv,
         * case 3: git checkout <something> [--]
-        *   (a) If <something> is a commit, that is to
-        *       switch to the branch or detach HEAD at it.  As a special case,
+        *   (a) If <something> is a commit, switch to that branch or
+        *       detach HEAD at that commit.  As a special case,
         *       if <something> is A...B (missing A or B means HEAD but you can
         *       omit at most one side), and if there is a unique merge base
         *       between A and B, A...B names that merge base.

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