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    Quote Originally Posted by fairyflossfairy View Post
    I am poorly educated, but I do understand how frustrating it must be for you. As an English teacher, how do you find the most effective way of correcting kids with poor grammar and pronunciation? I try with the kids at work, but it makes it hard when the other carers, and even the parents, reinforce the poor use of the English language.
    I'm a secondary teacher so we usually hope most basics were covered in primary. There are of course (and scarily) a lot of kids who aren't up to scratch. Basic grammar and language exercises are usually given to kids to help but usually in the form of homework (and then the onus is on the parent and student to do it) as class time is so limited and we have so much content to get through as it is to be going backwards. We do a lot of literacy work with naplan practise which helps too

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    Has anyone else wondered what the plural of faux pas is?

    According to my good friend google it appears to be faux pas.Go figure!

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    Quote Originally Posted by scotmum2be View Post
    Has anyone else wondered what the plural of faux pas is?

    According to my good friend google it appears to be faux pas.Go figure!
    Like one fish, two fish?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peanut2011 View Post
    Like one fish, two fish?
    Ah, but only if they're the same species. Otherwise it's "fishes"

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    Quote Originally Posted by lambjam View Post
    Ah, but only if they're the same species. Otherwise it's "fishes"
    Ah, really? You learn something new every day!

    I suppose that explains "sleep with the fishes"!

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    I've just read this fb status "...your too blame...".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Square777 View Post
    Not exactly a written error, but my husband says 'usedtavit' all rolled into one, instead of 'used to it'..........
    Yes!! You also reminded me ...

    "I use to be bad at grammar, but now I'm not."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Square777 View Post
    Not exactly a written error, but my husband says 'usedtavit' all rolled into one, instead of 'used to it'..........

    Yes! My DF says this as well! It drives me bonkers too! His mother says the same thing, so I assume it is something he picked up from her.

    Another one - and thankfully it seems to be confined to regional areas of South Australia, as it's the only place I've heard it - is "Where is that to?" or "Where are you to?" I don't understand the need for the "to" on the end of those questions?! I cringe any time anyone says it.

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    oh, and people who say "His such a cute baby" instead of "he's"...


    This!!!!

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    'Seen as' rather than 'seeing as'
    ie 'Seen as I already have one...'


 

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