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Head teacher in need of lessons – 2

Last week I mentioned a head teacher in Britain who had been forced to apologise after a school report was sent to a parent containing 14 spelling and grammatical errors. The Daily Telegraph wrote the story. But, strictly speaking, the report contained another four mistakes. For those of you who couldn’t figure out what they were, here are the answers.

The Telegraph article actually missed at least four errors:

• “Meet with” should be “meet” because the school is supposed to teach British English, not American
• “She was argumentative and even bordering on disrespectful” should read: “She was argumentative; even bordering on disrespectful (or … argumentative and even bordered on …)”
• There should be a full stop between “at times” and “however”
• You’d need a comma after “however” (two occurrences)

Here is the article:
Head teacher forced to apologise

I welcome your comments.

Rolf Soderlind

http://www.absolutwriting.com/ absolutwriting

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