Category Archives: punctuation

New Year’s “revolutions”

What a year 2012 was. It was quite patriotic. Every single class at my children’s school went to London at least once – ON THE TRAIN. Even the EYFS Reception children. We had a barbecue to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond … Continue reading

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Attention to detail

There is a new way of working at my children’s school. My son, aged six, is given a set of tasks at the beginning of the week and is expected to complete them, on his own and without being nagged, … Continue reading

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Shakespeare

In 1984 I was lucky enough to spend a year at school in South Africa and we studied Romeo and Juliet inside out and backwards. I was lucky again when, upon my return, I discovered that we were to study … Continue reading

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Celebrity names

I didn’t like my name when I was at school as it is quite old-fashioned for my generation and I was surrounded by Karens, Lisas and Joannes and wanted to fit in. Plus as a Francophile, it is a difficult name for … Continue reading

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Proofreaders

Some of the things that proofreaders check for are:  Spelling  Doesn’t a big company such as Victoria’s Secret use proofreaders? From Red Pen, Inc. Grammar  Punctuation Obviously for only one girl… From Apostrophe Abuse   Sense From Failblog Consistency Whoops! Both from … Continue reading

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