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The Spelling Thread

Discussion in 'Jobseekers' started by marmot.morveux, Apr 3, 2012.

  1. marmot.morveux

    marmot.morveux New commenter

    I thought I should discretely add this thread, to help us all with our job applications. I shall start you all off with some words ....

    definitely, separate, desperate,
  2. LucSki

    LucSki New commenter

    SummAry !!
  3. msmuse

    msmuse New commenter

    Not a word I would use in an application! [​IMG]
    I think the correct use of homophones - they're, their, there, of, off, here, hear, two, too, to etc. is really important.
  4. Middlemarch

    Middlemarch Star commenter

    And a note to all those thinking of applying to an independent school - especially one or two recent posters who have apparently been working in such schools for a while and are under the misapprehension that it is spelled 'independant'.
  5. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

  6. In 3 out of 4 of my letters of application, I spelt OFSTED wrong. Apparently nobody noticed though...
  7. dizzymai

    dizzymai New commenter

    How did you spell it??

  8. OSFTED As you can see I did it when I was typing and my fingers must have got confused.
  9. OSFTED As you can see I did it when I was typing and my fingers must have got confused. Having used the same middle paragraph for all 4 letters I only noticed when re-reading it before sending off my 4th. Managed to get interviews every time though. Also, writing an application this evening I noticed that on one of my previous applications I stated I have "taught across KS3 and KS3". I'm wondering how well anyone actually read my applications now or whether it is just "eeney-meany-miney-mo".

    EDIT: Sorry for the double post. Had a power cut and it must have posted at that point when I pressed refresh..
  10. marmot.morveux

    marmot.morveux New commenter

    ...advice (noun), to advise (verb)....ditto with 'a practice' (noun), 'to practise' (verb).... 'permanent'.
  11. Discretely - as an independent unit
    Discreetly - prudently and with self-restraint

    It's the 'your', 'you're', they're', 'there' and 'their' mistakes that drive me bonkers.

    I have found errors in grammar and spelling in job adverts and the information I have been sent with the application packs for jobs. In one case, it looked the headmaster had asked one of the Yr 7 low literacy group to write his blurb.

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