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    My 7yo son gave me a Xmas card yesterday. He tried really hard to spell the words by himself...this is what it read;

    To mum I c#nt wait intill Christmas love from ----- xxx

    Oops! He had a spelling lesson after that one lol and I had to check all the other cards he'd written for his teachers and friends but he wrote a different sentence for them that was correct, phew!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ozeymumof5 View Post
    My 7yo son gave me a Xmas card yesterday. He tried really hard to spell the words by himself...this is what it read;

    To mum I c#nt wait intill Christmas love from ----- xxx

    Oops! He had a spelling lesson after that one lol and I had to check all the other cards he'd written for his teachers and friends but he wrote a different sentence for them that was correct, phew!
    That's cute! Lucky it wasn't on the other cards though...

    I was going through my dd1's prep books yesterday and they had started doing spelling tests. One of the words was obviously 'six' but she wrote 'sex' hmmm would love to have seen how the teacher handled that one!

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    One I keep seeing is "desert" instead of "dessert". The sentence "My mum makes the most fabulous deserts" gives me a completely different visual.

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    [QUOTE=Chippa;7578554]
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    I would have taken out the first comma & left the 'and' in. I don't know if it's right, but it's how I'd say it.

    See that's what we used to do ("Well done Lily, ..." but our principal insists on the extra comma. These report wordings are a bone of contention!!!
    I think you need both commas around Lily' as you would use commas a bit like brackets. Generally a comma always needs a partner so you could take that section out of the sentence and it would still make sense. That was very unclear!

    So 'Well done, Lily, and good luck next year' would still make sense without the part between commas: 'Well done and good luck next year'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ozeymumof5 View Post
    My 7yo son gave me a Xmas card yesterday. He tried really hard to spell the words by himself...this is what it read;

    To mum I c#nt wait intill Christmas love from ----- xxx

    Oops! He had a spelling lesson after that one lol and I had to check all the other cards he'd written for his teachers and friends but he wrote a different sentence for them that was correct, phew!
    I had a student who wrote 'Dad, you are a grate co*k' on his Father's Day card. It's always good to check these things!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrsharvey View Post
    I had a student who wrote 'Dad, you are a grate co*k' on his Father's Day card. It's always good to check these things!
    What was he trying to write?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaenerysT View Post
    What was he trying to write?!
    Ha ha, sorry, he was trying to write 'you are a great cook'.

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    [QUOTE=mrsharvey;7578819]
    Quote Originally Posted by Chippa View Post

    I think you need both commas around Lily' as you would use commas a bit like brackets. Generally a comma always needs a partner so you could take that section out of the sentence and it would still make sense. That was very unclear!

    So 'Well done, Lily, and good luck next year' would still make sense without the part between commas: 'Well done and good luck next year'.
    Yeah I see what you mean. I was just confused about taking the 'and' out as I felt it made sense and was grammatically correct. She made me change about 6 reports argh!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrsharvey View Post
    Ha ha, sorry, he was trying to write 'you are a great cook'.
    Ohhh Haha, two very different things!!!

    One of the kids I work with went through a stage of writing "where" with an o...... Awkward

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    "It's thier money, thier body, thier choice"....arghhh even my spell check was fighting this one!


 

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