I'm answering this question.He said he didn't change it at all
"And Smith would not let the printer correct the mistakes before publishing the first edition--would he?
I have no idea what point you think you're making.
That doesn't change my answer. You asked why. I answered it.In fact, when he brought bad grammar to Hyrum's attention, the latter consulted Joseph, who said to print it as is, since the OT was "ungrammatical."