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    #16
    Originally posted by Le Type Fran├žais
    Either one is correct. Who must always refer to a person, never a thing. The word that is neutral and introduces a restrictive clause.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Restrictive_clause
    thx man. i always thought it was wrong to use that referring to a person.

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      #17
      Originally posted by addiesue
      It is very scary who is educating my son. He got his first progress report today. In pretty caligraphy in the comment section she wrote, "Fulton's doin good." I guess first graders do not need to learn good grammar and what apostrophes are for. It doesn't help that I don't like her to begin with does it?
      I think you may want to privately write Miss Caligraphy about the consequences of her grammar if her lessons resemble her notes. Second grade is normally when children in the US are given their first IQ and aptitude tests. Reading well and distinquishing ownership versus plurals will help your son and the rest of his class do well. Doing well on tests reflect on their teacher. I think that might accomplish what you want without the evil eye treatment from the rest of the school. If she is young she may appreciate the private guidance.
      Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, "I will try again tomorrow."

      Disclaimer: Answers, suggestions, and/or comments do not constitute medical advice expressed or implied and are based solely on my experiences as a SCI patient. Please consult your attending physician for medical advise and treatment. In the event of a medical emergency please call 911.

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        #18
        Absolutely right, Sue! Writing and speaking well are often the first impressions of our intelligence to other people. They're assets. Using slang in a formal setting is awful.

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          #19
          Quite right! Even if she knew you well enough to joke around with a bit of slang, a progress report is not the correct place to use it.

          I might use a slang word or censored word on occassion sitting in the comfort of my own home, but in the public's eye, I don't think so.

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            #20
            She's been teaching at least 6 years. I know this becasue she was there when my daughter went to kindergarten. We tolerate each other but do not get along. This is due to an incident several years ago with one of her friends and my husband. There is no way she would joke around with me.

            I decided to keep a copy of the progress report in my file in case it gets worse. I put a red line through doin and good. Below I wrote. "I am proud that Fulton is doing well." She corrects his spelling tests by crossing out the word with the red line and writing the correct word below. I think she got the hint.
            If you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best.


            Sometimes it is easier to widen doors than it is to open minds.

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              #21
              I like your response addiesue!
              T7-8 since Feb 2005

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                #22
                Addie,

                I loved your response to the teacher. I just hope she doesn't begrudge your son because of it. If she does, I'm sure you know what to do.

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                  #23
                  He seems happy in his class. I am at the school as much as possible to keep an eye on things. His teacher is still friends with my exhusband so he should be fine. Thanks everyone.
                  If you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best.


                  Sometimes it is easier to widen doors than it is to open minds.

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                    #24
                    I also agree with the response you gave, and hope it did'nt go up and over!

                    I'm glad you're at the school often, nothing like a teacher making it ruff on a child, enough to make them not like school.

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                      #25
                      Looks like the OP was removed, so I've removed my response.

                      Carry on, folks! Nothin' to see here!

                      C.
                      Last edited by Tiger Racing; 29 Oct 2007, 3:06 PM.

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                        #26
                        TR, who are you talking to? I'm lost.

                        (spammer post removed or something?)
                        T7-8 since Feb 2005

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                          #27
                          ?? Me too. A month lost apparently.
                          If you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best.


                          Sometimes it is easier to widen doors than it is to open minds.

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