The Daily Mail reports that the sacked Education Secretary, Nicky Morgan has been taken to task over her poor use of English.
The Tory MP posted a tweet yesterday that said: ‘Why me, Anna Soubry and Dominic Grieve can no longer support Open Britain.’
Her followers immediately pointed out that she should have said: ‘Why Anna Soubry, Dominic Grieve and I…’
One pleaded: ‘Would it be too much to tweet grammatically?’
However, Morgan, who became known as ‘Miss U-turn’ because she reversed so many of her predecessor Michael Gove’s education reforms, was in no mood to admit her mistake. ‘Because that would be wrong, that’s why,’ she snapped.
It’s not the first time Morgan’s grammar has been called into question. While she was Education Secretary, her reply to a letter from a teacher hit the headlines because it was littered with punctuation errors.
Mary Davies, from Yarm, in North Yorkshire, had written to Morgan to express her concerns about changes to the testing of writing and spelling at Key Stage 2. However, the letter she received in response contained five mistakes — with Mrs Davies taking to Facebook to point out the irony.
Isn’t this one of the most basic grammatical rules? Why do we constantly hear this same mistake? Please tell us your thoughts in comments or on Twitter ~ Tamsin
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