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Royal Mail couldn’t see the error of its ways – can you?

[8 April 2013] Standards of public English are so low, it often seems a bonus when a poster or advert that includes only a few basic errors is displayed.

There were more than a few in this Royal Mail poster, if traditional standards of grammar are the criteria. How many blunders and unnecessary obscurities can you spot? Click ‘Next’ to see our gentle critique.



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