English’s demise

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I wholeheartedly agree with the views of Ross Muir 
(Letters, 29 November), with regard to the appalling standard of spoken and written English by young people today.

I have just received a promotional newsletter from a hair salon in Stockbridge, Edinburgh.

The headline reads: “[X’s] hairdressing are offering there client’s an amazing christmas offer noone can’t refuse!” (sic).

I can see, at a glance, six 
errors in spelling, punctuation and grammar in this sentence.

I cannot understand why there has been such a serious 
demise in teaching standards.

Vivien Devlin

Leslie Place