Writing Grammatical Wrongs

November 16, 2010

Tutor’s Needed for Student’s!

Filed under: Uncategorized — BornFeetFirst @ 6:17 pm
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Oh, this just makes my day! An ad on craigslist for part time “tutor’s” contains not one, not two, but seven, yes SEVEN grammatical errors! I guess it’s a good thing they’re looking for tutors. Perhaps their staff can sign up for lessons.

Here’s a link to the craigslist posting:

http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/edu/2063903071.html

Update: As of 9:30pm on the day of this post, the grammatical errors have been corrected. Could it be that someone at HQ received an email with a twitpic of the screen shot below? Who knows. They haven’t taken me up on my offer to tutor staff, though… still waiting.

And, since I plan on emailing them a link to this blog, I’m also including a screen shot of the page. You should take special note of the fact that the writer of the ad has not only turned plurals into possessives, s/he has misspelled the name of the organization! I’ve circled the organization name (Learn It Systems) and have drawn an arrow to the writer’s mistake: “Learn It System’s”.

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4 Comments »

  1. I’m glad you included the screen shot because I got there after the errors had been fixed. Did you get any response acknowledging your post?

    Comment by MamaDoodle — November 16, 2010 @ 8:51 pm | Reply

  2. Looks like they corrected all but one of the errors!

    Comment by Michael A — November 16, 2010 @ 10:21 pm | Reply

  3. No response from Learn It Systems regarding my post, but they did get on the error’s (misuse of apostrophe intended) rather soon after I fired off an email to them. I’m so glad I did the screen shot! Their errors will live on.

    Comment by BornFeetFirst — November 16, 2010 @ 10:24 pm | Reply

  4. Wow, that writer sure loved using an apostrophe. I hope that person isn’t a tutor!

    Comment by Erin — November 17, 2010 @ 11:02 am | Reply


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