I've just received a letter from someone in a managerial position in my fostering agency. It is littered with punctuation errors, most of which are very basic and many of which make it hard to understand what she is trying to say. It astonishes me that an adult can have such appalling English, that she's become a manager in spite of it, and that no one has pointed it out to her or made her have her communications checked by a literate person before she sends them out. I'm at a loss to know how to respond. I'm tempted to mark it and send it back! Even if she were badly taught at school she is a (presumably) reasonably intelligent adult who could sort herself out. She must not read what she's written before she sends it either, as even a ***** would notice some of the errors. What on earth is going on, that a person like this doesn't think that good communication matters and appears to neither have self respect nor put in any effort? I don't doubt that at primary school she could 'write' in many different genres. It's a pity she didn't learn to expresss herself clearly at the same time, or think it matters. Rant over.