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Grammar rules not OK!

Grammar experts Wasyl Cajkler and Jane Hislam of the University of Leicester’s School of Education have criticised materials sent to schools as part of the Government’s national literacy strategy as ‘riddled with grammatical errors’.  

A draft report presented to the British Educational Research Association described confusion over tenses and poor-quality writing tips. 

The academics claimed that the strategy documents seemed ‘intent on finding patterns and rules in the English language even where there are none’. There were so many errors in the Year 7 sentence level bank and spelling bank that they should be avoided by teachers and recalled immediately, they concluded.

November 2002

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