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englishthr said...

Wildchild, it is good to know that the English and grammar police are on the job. I actually taught English to both Chance and Emily as well as many others who have posted comments. There is a difference in knowing English rules and choosing when to use them. In an emotionally charged atmosphere, it is not of any importance to correctly apply all rules since it does not detract from the understanding of what is being said. Moreover, I believe it is insensitive at best in bringing up grammar and spelling rules when the life of a wonderful young man has been ended in a most tragic way. Teachers try never to show favorites, but teachers are human. Chance was one of my favorite students because of his character, not his proficient use of English and grammar rules. I have not seen Chance in several years, but basic character does not change; Chance did not possess a mean bone in his body. He did not possess the ability to take advantage of other people. Did he choose inappropriately sometimes? Yes! Do I choose inappropriately sometimes? Do you? However he chose to live at this particular time in his young life, he still, I believe, was a man of character. I am saddened that you have chosen to harm his family and friends with your conjectures and innuendos. It appears that your character is not up to the standards that Chance held himself to.

September 13, 2010 at 8:56 a.m.
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