Letter: Success and failure in the teaching of English

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Sir: Alas for Angela Lambert: not even the exhibition of letters written by British soldiers of this century, which she praised, has avoided the decline in English that she bemoans. The exhibition is everywhere advertised as 'Forces Sweethearts', with the conspicuous absence of an apostrophe. Presumably it was someone over 13 (the age at which the National Curriculum Council expects children to use apostrophes correctly) who was responsible for this omission.

Yours faithfully,

STEPHEN THOMAS

Llanelli, Dyfed

20 April

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