Letter: What the curriculum fails to teach

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Sir: The National Curriculum Council should put its own house in order ('Accent put on standard English', 3 February), if the following quote is correct:

. . . some of the colloquial forms have a degree of acceptance, for example, split infinitives, different from rather than different to . . .

To say that one thing can differ to another is nonsense. Alas, not all educationalists and top politicians would pass the 14- to 15-year- old test.

Yours sincerely,


Lymm, Cheshire