This is a Perfect Example of What is Wrong With Our Education System

I am sure you have already had a good laugh from this image. Unfortunately, it is one of many examples of people trying to make points about how they are in control of their education, and know what is going on, yet they cannot spell simple words.

Unfortunately, this embarrassment will follow this hopefully-not-teaching-your-children person for the rest of her life.

Test Score Image

I am pretty sure I know what your test score is going to be…

So, my whole point here, was than versus then.

As I like to not get into the rules-and-regulations of my AP English classes eons ago when I was in high school, or the APA and Purdue formatting rules. I am going to keep this simple.

Then = next, after, also, as well

Than = instead of, in place of, not to be confused with.

Confused? Me too. Some examples…

I would rather sleep in than get up early to go fishing.

I am going to go fishing, and then come home and have breakfast.

I will fix the sink for you, then I am going out.

I would rather eat dirt than have this conversation with you.

Do these two words get you caught up? What words get you caught up that drive you mad?

Let me know, and I will post some solutions!

Happy writing, and happy reading!

6 thoughts on “This is a Perfect Example of What is Wrong With Our Education System

  1. ktkinnes September 10, 2015 / 5:44 pm

    Principle and principal is one that always confuses me and also affect and effect

    • Angela September 10, 2015 / 6:07 pm

      Me too! And I realized as I was typing this post, that I had no rational idea of how to spell embarrassment. (Literally, spell check just fixed it for me; again!)

      • ktkinnes September 10, 2015 / 6:09 pm

        Some day someone will find the perfect way of explaining them all to me, until then I shall just ignore their existence and find alternative words! 🙂

  2. Julian E. Benoit September 11, 2015 / 12:36 am

    Seriously though, capital and capitol threw me for the longest time. I always assumed capitol as the seat of government, both the city and the building and capital referred to money, integrity and the tops of columns. As it turns out, at least in modern usage, Capitol only refers to the building and that usage is only common in the United States. Therefore, the capitol building is located in the capital city. Go figure…

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