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To laugh at the irony of this homework

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LittleMisslikestobebythesea Tue 18-Nov-14 16:13:58

Before I start I will say my grammar isn't perfect, and I'm not that pedantic, I just thought this was amusing!

My son in year 4 has a grammar and punctuation booklet from school and he did the first 2 pages as set for homework. There are at least three errors on it. Including

The elderly lady continued on his way

I am resisting the urge to get my red pen out grin

And that's just the first 2 pages!

WorraLiberty Tue 18-Nov-14 16:16:53

That's shit

I'd have to say something to the school to be honest

pudcat Tue 18-Nov-14 16:28:36

But is that what he has to correct?

LittleMisslikestobebythesea Tue 18-Nov-14 16:29:52

No he doesn't have to correct it, just add a word in, that's just the first part of the sentence.

drbonnieblossman Tue 18-Nov-14 16:38:14

Maybe the missing word in this instance is 'boy'.

'The elderly lady-boy continued on his way.'

manchestermummy Tue 18-Nov-14 16:40:36

At dd's school it's actually a green pen they use for errors...

who's the pedant now

LittleMisslikestobebythesea Tue 18-Nov-14 16:40:47

grin at lady-boy


The elderly lady continued on his way .......... It was getting dark.

My son will tell his teacher no doubt, he's not shy blush

TheSultanofPing Tue 18-Nov-14 16:45:55

grin drbonnie

ScrambledEggAndToast Tue 18-Nov-14 19:44:53

I had to laugh when my son was given some English homework to do and on the writing part you had to write a letter to "peresuade" a relative to let you to stay confused

CatOutOfHell Tue 18-Nov-14 19:59:29

Please let the teacher know but be nice! I've seen this as it is a resource from a popular website for teachers. I tried to use it with my class last year then quickly realised it was riddled with errors. Wish I'd never bothered with it in the end but first glance looked so promising! Poor teacher probably just assumed it would be carefully typed as usually resources from that site are quite good!

Marylou2 Tue 18-Nov-14 20:05:20

Sniggering like a loon Drrbonnie. grin .

LittleMisslikestobebythesea Tue 18-Nov-14 20:18:53

Cat I wouldn't be mean about it, I know the teacher so would have a laugh if I did say anything. I thought about pointing it out just so they are aware? But don't want to come across as snotty if you know what I mean!

skylark2 Tue 18-Nov-14 20:21:12

The elderly lady continued, "On his way..."

MrsHathaway Tue 18-Nov-14 20:22:31

DS had a report from a teacher saying something like:

...this term we have been looking at basic punctuation we should all be trying hard to use commas and full stops in the right places our literacy topic has been...

I'd ignore a gender error tbh because they've probably lifted sentences and changed a couple quickly for sex balance or avoidance of repetition.

But my blue pencil would be twitching!

Trumpity Tue 18-Nov-14 20:23:43

The elderly lady's dog continued on his way?

CatOutOfHell Tue 18-Nov-14 20:28:11

I'd be happy to be told - more time to damage control! smile

LittleMisslikestobebythesea Tue 18-Nov-14 20:29:39

The dots are where the gap was, and then you had to choose from 4 words to put in, so it wasn't to add any extra words or to punctuation, just to put a word in the gap.

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