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Do you believe grammar standards are falling in schools?

Yes - wasn't like that in my day
2 (100%)
No I use, grammar; alright
0 (0%)
Is that what a comma is for
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Needs better educating
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Geoff the head Uncle

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Do you believe grammar standards are falling in schools?
« on: October 30, 2010, 03:19:24 AM »
Grammar isn't rocket science. The correct use can pace controls the way a reader reads and remembers the text.

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Re: Do you believe grammar standards are falling in schools?
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2010, 03:34:16 PM »
I think a large part of the problem is simply that kids are reading less and spending more time watching tv/playing games so they aren't exposed to the correct grammar in stories. I've been a prolific reader for as long as I can remember - I even got into trouble on my first day at school for saying that the reading task they gave us was too easy - and I've always been irritated by things like intrusive apostrophes. Helps with the proof-reading though!

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Re: Do you believe grammar standards are falling in schools?
« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2010, 06:05:59 AM »
Hello Vinx

One of my reviewers who used to be in the education system says that kids aren't picked up on when they make mistakes in English classes any more in case it upsets them which is probably why we have a problem today. Dey donna speak de same language, innit.

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Re: Do you believe grammar standards are falling in schools?
« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2011, 01:38:29 PM »
Hello

A lot of you have looked but not replied on this topic. You must have something to say.


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Re: Do you believe grammar standards are falling in schools?
« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2011, 01:38:29 PM »