To correct your children when they mispronounce something. I feel that you will inevitably write the way you speak, so it is important to always speak proper English. For example; this girl I know is pregnant, and was constantly complaining on facebook about the baby pushing on her blatter. After the fourth time, I couldn't take it anymore and had to tell her it's bladder, not blatter. The problem was she has always mispronounced it, and so naturally spelled it incorrectly too.
I always correct my children when they say something wrong. Right now they are young, 4 and 6, and so they are still learning the ins and outs of language. It's important to me that they learn it correctly from the get go. Their biggest problems are with past tense verbs, they will say falled instead of fell, or gived instead of gave. I don't make a big fuss about it, I simply repeat back to them what they said in the correct fashion.
Answer by MamaK88 at 3:26 PM on Jun. 18, 2010
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Answer by mompam at 2:40 PM on Jun. 18, 2010
that's what i do. my dd has a problem with the same thing. all the questions on here that use double negatives drive me nuts. i don't correct them, but i do correct my dd. she is 3 and speaks very well. she is very careful when she pronounces her words.
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