- "Branches" is a more common way to say "heads" in these days.

 - Remote-tracking branches are used a lot more these days and it is
   worth mentioning that it is one of the primary side effects of
   the command to update them.

 - Avoid "X. That means Y."  If Y is easier to understand to
   readers, just say that upfront.

 - Use of explicit refspec to fetch tags does not have much to do
   with turning "auto following" on or off.  It is a way to fetch
   tags that otherwise would not be fetched by auto-following.

Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <gits...@pobox.com>
 Documentation/git-fetch.txt | 29 ++++++++++++++++-------------
 1 file changed, 16 insertions(+), 13 deletions(-)

diff --git a/Documentation/git-fetch.txt b/Documentation/git-fetch.txt
index 5809aa4..d5f5b54 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-fetch.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-fetch.txt
@@ -17,20 +17,23 @@ SYNOPSIS
-Fetches named heads or tags from one or more other repositories,
-along with the objects necessary to complete them.
-The ref names and their object names of fetched refs are stored
-in `.git/FETCH_HEAD`.  This information is left for a later merge
-operation done by 'git merge'.
-By default, tags are auto-followed.  This means that when fetching
-from a remote, any tags on the remote that point to objects that exist
-in the local repository are fetched.  The effect is to fetch tags that
+Fetch branches and/or tags (collectively, "refs") from one or more
+other repositories, along with the objects necessary to complete the
+histories of them.
+The names of refs that are fetched, together with the object names
+they point at, are written to `.git/FETCH_HEAD`.  This information
+is used by a later merge operation done by 'git merge'.  In addition,
+the remote-tracking branches may be updated (see description on
+<refspec> below for details).
+By default, any tag that points into the histories being fetched is
+also fetched; the effect is to fetch tags that
 point at branches that you are interested in.  This default behavior
-can be changed by using the --tags or --no-tags options, by
-configuring remote.<name>.tagopt, or by using a refspec that fetches
-tags explicitly.
+can be changed by using the --tags or --no-tags options or by
+configuring remote.<name>.tagopt.  By using a refspec that fetches tags
+explicitly, you can fetch tags that do not point into branches you
+are interested in as well.
 'git fetch' can fetch from either a single named repository,
 or from several repositories at once if <group> is given and

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