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post Aug 18 2011, 08:45 AM
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-14558490

Does anyone really believe that 29 consecutive school leaving years have been cleverer than there predecessors?

Why not just give everyone 100% and A+ Grades for all subjects. Thats where this is heading!
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post Aug 18 2011, 09:19 AM
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QUOTE (TallDarkAndHandsome @ Aug 18 2011, 09:45 AM) *
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-14558490 cleverer than there predecessors?


If they can spell ...yes.
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post Aug 18 2011, 09:56 AM
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QUOTE (Weavers Walk @ Aug 18 2011, 10:19 AM) *
If they can spell ...yes.

And punctuate.


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post Aug 18 2011, 10:50 AM
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QUOTE (Weavers Walk @ Aug 18 2011, 10:19 AM) *
If they can spell ...yes.


oh no their!
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post Aug 18 2011, 01:15 PM
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QUOTE (Simon%20Kirby @ Aug 18 2011, 10:56 AM) *
And punctuate.


Nothing at all wrong there as far as I can see Simon.

Several dots are often used to indicate a rest of a full beat rather than a comma. Normally, but not exclusively, used in script writing.
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post Aug 18 2011, 03:43 PM
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QUOTE (FactFile @ Aug 18 2011, 02:15 PM) *
Nothing at all wrong there as far as I can see Simon.

Several dots are often used to indicate a rest of a full beat rather than a comma. Normally, but not exclusively, used in script writing.

The ellipsis represents either an omitted idea or text. Of course, if you know better ... . It also takes a following space. There is nothing omitted in "If they can spell ...yes.", and rather it needs a comma, or if the intention was to create an affected pause, an em dash.

And it's Weaver's Walk too.

TD&H, you missed a that's as well.


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post Aug 18 2011, 03:49 PM
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post Aug 18 2011, 03:50 PM
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QUOTE (Simon Kirby @ Aug 18 2011, 04:43 PM) *
And it's Weaver's Walk too.

I believe anyone can spell their fake internet name anyway they like. And if it's Weavers Walk the place that is spelt without an apostrophe as well; to mean many weavers.
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post Aug 18 2011, 05:32 PM
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QUOTE (TallDarkAndHandsome @ Aug 18 2011, 09:45 AM) *
Why not just give everyone 100% and A+ Grades for all subjects. Thats where this is heading!
That's one aim. Another one is that some exam boards are looking at introducing a TOP, top grading of AA* (single A stars are so 'last year' dahlink....)

What annoys me though is the "it's still a pass....." culture. My kids were never going to launch any rockets, but they were forever being fooled by their teachers that a D or an E result was a pass to be proud of. Sorry kids. I'm old school and those marks aren't really going to get employers licking their lips.... It didn't really give them a sufficient kick up the ar$e when they got those D's E's as they thought "that would be good enough...."
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post Aug 18 2011, 06:05 PM
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QUOTE (Strafin @ Aug 18 2011, 04:50 PM) *
And if it's Weavers Walk the place that is spelt without an apostrophe as well; to mean many weavers.

And as you well know, that would still need an apostrophe, but after the 's'. wink.gif
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post Aug 18 2011, 06:19 PM
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QUOTE (JeffG @ Aug 18 2011, 07:05 PM) *
And as you well know, that would still need an apostrophe, but after the 's'. wink.gif

Ah, you spotted my deliberate mistake. wink.gif


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post Aug 18 2011, 07:01 PM
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QUOTE (Simon Kirby @ Aug 18 2011, 04:43 PM) *
And it's Weaver's Walk too.
QUOTE (JeffG @ Aug 18 2011, 07:05 PM) *
And as you well know, that would still need an apostrophe, but after the 's'. wink.gif

Apparently, "Both the Plain English Society and the Plain Language Commission have said that there is no rule in Britain with regards to possessive apostrophes in place names."
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post Aug 18 2011, 08:03 PM
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Now Im not perfect but some of the spelling and grammer on hear is appaling.
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post Aug 18 2011, 08:14 PM
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QUOTE (Biker1 @ Aug 18 2011, 09:03 PM) *
Now Im not perfect but some of the spelling and grammer on hear is appaling.

Some have, some have. Honestly!


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post Aug 18 2011, 08:17 PM
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QUOTE (Simon Kirby @ Aug 18 2011, 09:14 PM) *
Some have, some have. Honestly!

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post Aug 18 2011, 09:52 PM
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QUOTE (JeffG @ Aug 18 2011, 07:05 PM) *
And as you well know, that would still need an apostrophe, but after the 's'. wink.gif

No it wouldn't. You don't need an apostrophe for a pluralisation.
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post Aug 18 2011, 11:15 PM
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QUOTE (Strafin @ Aug 18 2011, 10:52 PM) *
No it wouldn't. You don't need an apostrophe for a pluralisation.

To use an apostrophe or not depends on whether you are describing something that happens (or is happening), if you are describing who owns something, or if it is a name of something.
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post Aug 19 2011, 10:14 AM
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QUOTE (Strafin @ Aug 18 2011, 10:52 PM) *
No it wouldn't. You don't need an apostrophe for a pluralisation.

Sorry, what language are we talking about? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apostrophe#Po...sive_apostrophe wink.gif
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post Aug 19 2011, 05:07 PM
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QUOTE (JeffG @ Aug 19 2011, 11:14 AM) *
Sorry, what language are we talking about? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apostrophe#Po...sive_apostrophe wink.gif

The "s" in weavers is not possessive it is for pluralisation. For example you don't put "rule's" page's" or "forum's".
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post Aug 19 2011, 05:12 PM
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In fact here's a quote taken from you r link Jeff...

The marking as plural of written items that are not words established in English orthography (as in P's and Q's, the late 1950's). (This is considered incorrect by some; see Use in forming certain plurals. The use of the apostrophe to form plurals of proper words, as in apple's, banana's, etc., is universally considered incorrect.)
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