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2:08pm on Sunday, 7th May, 2006:

Words about Words


I've just read a final-year project report that contained only three grammatical/punctuation/spelling errors. It really stands out from all the others I've looked at so far in its unsloppy use of English.

At the end of the report, I found this insert:

So let's see. The one report out of all the ones I've read so far that is almost devoid of presentational errors is the one that comes with the formal instruction not to penalise the student for making such errors.

I wonder if I'm allowed to reward the student instead?

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