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    The BBC seem keen for people to learn grammer, both English and foreign:



    Sadly they have corrected the Grammer test they had up as a result of the success of Eats, shoots and leaves.

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    Have they decided to change the spelling of the word?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol


    Sadly they have corrected the Grammer test they had up as a result of the success of Eats, shoots and leaves.
    Please clue me in on Eats, shoots and leaves.

    :)

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    It's a 'zero tolerance'book about punctuation that is selling like hot cakes at the moment. I doubt that any memeber of my family will get through Christmas without getting a copy. It's actually quite entertaining.

    Meanwhile- the BBC's educashun programme continues at full pelt:
    GCSE Geography

    Question:-
    what does a river in it's lower course looks like?

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/sosteac...wer35884.shtml
    AS and A level Biology

    Question:-
    Explain the sections of the heart and how the electrical impulses control the contractions of it's cycles.
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/sosteac...wer35884.shtml

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    Question:-
    what does a river in it's lower course looks like?
    I suppose that would depend on the river. Never mind that though. There are a couple of problems with that sentence. They are rather glaring ones too.

    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    Question:-
    Explain the sections of the heart and how the electrical impulses control the contractions of it's cycles.
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/sosteac...wer35884.shtml
    Whoops! That should be its cycles.

    (The heart has four chambers: two ventricles and two atriums.)

    :)

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    Apparently they even had a lesson on "apostrophe's", but that one has disappeared.

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