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Bad Grammar

Discussion in 'Jobseekers' started by BertyBoo, Jan 28, 2011.

  1. ARRRGGGGGGHHH - One of my application forms I have put XXXXX Girls School instead of XXXXX Girls' School.

    Do you think thats it? Bang, in the bin?!?!
  2. ARRRGGGGGGHHH - One of my application forms I have put XXXXX Girls School instead of XXXXX Girls' School.

    Do you think thats it? Bang, in the bin?!?!
  3. Are you sure they'll know the difference?
    Have you not noticed the prevalence of grammar/spelling mistakes used by society in general? Increasing numbers of teachers don't know how to spell or punctuate correctly - because it's something they have not been taught.
    Headteachers make spelling and grammar mistakes.
    If your application was to a school where they know and care about these things, it's possible it will affect their response (and even then, it may not), but it's very likely that missing out a single apostrophe will have no impact.
  4. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    It would have been a lot lot lot worse if you hgad put Girl's . . . .
    Don't worry!
    TheoGriff. Member of the TES Careers Advice Service.
    The TES Careers Advice service runs seminars and workshops, one-to-one careers and applications advice, one-to-one interview coaching and an application review service.
    I do Application and Interview one-to-ones, and also contribute to the Job Application Workshops. We look at application letters, executive summaries and interviews.
    The next Workshops I'm doing that still have vacancies are on Sunday 13th and Friday 25th February. There is also a specialist Workshop for applications to SLT on Saturday February 19th.
    Go to http://www.tes.co.uk/article.aspx?storyCode=6060678 for more details of these and other seminars.
    Look forward to seeing you!
  5. everything else was completely fine. Just that small thing which is now seeming like a BIG thing. I checked everything through about 15 times. Just didn't check application form with as finer tooth comb as the personal statement etc.

    Its on the application form section.
  6. Should I resend the form saying I wanted to address something in application and please destroy previous form?

    Bearing in mind I had trouble sending it anyway as email bounced back so had to phone and then fax and email again. So tiny fuss made by that. Don't want to annoy them even more.
  7. No.
    TheoGriff's answer (much more succinct than mine) says it all.

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