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I recently noticed some questionable grammar from my son's grade one teacher. This raised some concern for me and I need to know know for sure if these few instances are correct or not?

The first instance which I am sure is incorrect was :

1. You've make great choices. This was written by the teacher on some homework.

2. Today we make a number line. The students were to write this in thier agenda.

3, Today we make cookies.

4. Today we go to the zoo.

If this is future tense shouldnt the phrase read " Today we will make cookies."

Could someone please confirm these phrases for me. This is not the way I would speak so I feel this is incorrect.

Thanks
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tailtunz 1. You've make great choices. This was written by the teacher on some homework. incorrect. You've made great choices, or You make great choices.

2. Today we make a number line. The students were to write this in thier agenda. Correct. (simple present) "will make" (simple future), or "are making" (present continuous) would be more common, but perhaps she had her reasons, dealing with first graders.

3, Today we make cookies. (same as number two)

4. Today we go to the zoo. (same as number two)

If this is future tense shouldnt the phrase read " Today we will make cookies." I read this as, "This is our schedule for today," as opposed to "This will be our schedule for today." Today we walk; tomorrow we run. By the same token, it's not necessary to say, "Tomorrow we shall run."

"First you shower, then you dry off." We're describing a routine, rather than writing a narrative. (Future would work as well, for both steps.)
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Hi tailtunz, and welcome to English Forums.

The only one that is wrong is the first one: You've made great choices. I would ascribe that to haste and not that the teacher didn't know the right word. (It's a nice bit of praise, isn't it? More specific than "good job!")

For the purposes of an agenda, this tense. It's a declarative statement of fact about what will happen that day. Today, we take the world by storm!

(Be careful: There are many ways to express things. Don't believe that every way that you would NOT do something is therefore incorrect.)
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Thanks for the info.

It still seems odd to me to say Today we walk...as opposed to Today we will walk.

Cheers
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Hello, tailtunz-- and welcome to English Forums.

These are OK:

1. You've made great choices.

2. Today we make a number line.-- This is possible in an agenda, but perhaps not the most usual.

3, Today we make cookies.-- As above for #2

4. Today we go to the zoo.-- As above for #2

The simple present is used for future and occurs often in timetables and other future events which will automatically (i.e. independent of our volition) come to pass: The train leaves at 4 PM.
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Thanks for all the responses.

Basically I saw one grammar error and that led me to question some other phrases. I wanted to be sure that the young ones were not being taught some bad habits.

Just checking...its all good... :-)

Are you smarter than a 1st grader...lol.

Thanks all.

Cheers
tailtunzThe students were to write this in thier agenda.

Is 'thier' a typo for 'their'?
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