We’re in the middle of a historical time. Two creatures will be separated from each other. Waffles will be torn in two. Meta Stack Overflow will be split.
This banner is currently being shown on Meta Stack Overflow and on Stack Overflow itself:
The MSO/MSE Split is soon underway. Please bear with us while this is completed.
The first sentence caught my eye, specifically the last few words: “is soon underway”. I’m not sure this is grammatically correct – my internal “something-isn’t-right” meter doesn’t like it. If I had to guess I’d say it should read “is underway soon”, but that doesn’t sound quite right either.
I can’t put a finger on what, exactly, is wrong with the sentence, nor what should be done to fix it. Can anyone explain this to me?
I would say:
The MSO/MSE split will soon be underway. Please bear with us while this is completed.