Should I correct his grammar?

(7 Posts)
mckenzie Mon 27-Jun-16 20:44:40

DS has written an interesting, detailed match report for his team's match on Sunday.
Unfortunately there are grammatical errors and a few spelling mistakes. I have already praised him for the content, as others have also done on the team's Facebook page.
Should I privately and kindly point out said errors for a 'learn for next time' example or let it go?

DS is a young year 10.

TIA

monkeywithacowface Mon 27-Jun-16 20:47:09

If it's already out there for everyone to see then I wouldn't. It would be a shame for the focus to be on mistakes rather than his hard work and content.

SirChenjin Mon 27-Jun-16 20:48:25

I'd let it go but would check it over next time (if you're able to?).

mckenzie Mon 27-Jun-16 21:36:20

Thank you for the replies.
I'll do as suggested. It is a cracking match report (OK, I might be a tad biased smile)

DadDadDad Tue 28-Jun-16 11:30:25

It would be demoralising to have all one's grammar and spelling errors picked apart. Why not pick just one and talk it through with him (or make a note of it to raise at a later date)?

That way, it's not about making him feel bad about something's he already done, but taking an opportunity to learn one thing that might be useful in the future - a word or phrase that is likely to come up again.

mckenzie Wed 29-Jun-16 20:22:29

Good idea dad. I think a general "apostrophe or not an apostrophe?" chat might be the best one to have.
Thanks for the post.

2nds Wed 29-Jun-16 20:24:40

I think this time I'd just let it go but ask if you could read it before it went online in future

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