There is an estuve/estaba question with 13K views, wow! estuve vs estaba: When do I use imperfect versus preterite for "estar"?

A "community edit" was made to an answer recently, by the mysterious "community," that I can't figure out. The suggested edit doesn't seem to me to be an improvement over the previous version.

It changes

Yo cojo el metro [a diario, dos veces por semana...]


Yo cojo el metro [cada día, dos veces a la semana...]

The edit I would like to see is to replace "Yo cojo el metro" with "Yo tomo el metro," or at least there should be some note warning people that in some countries coger should be avoided.

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I was the one who accepted the edit. It is not a great improvement but, to me, it sounds like a good change: both expressions (the original and the final one) are correct, but the second sounds more natural and common to me, here in Spain.

Regarding the edit you would like to see: that's a good one and indeed more important. I just did a little change in that direction, but feel free to do so.

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    I like the way you handled the coger/tomar problem, thanks. // I still don't see what's wrong with "a diario" (a phrase I personally am very fond of) -- but I guess cada dia is okay too.... Commented May 29, 2017 at 17:21

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