Look, it really is very, very simple:
- It’s ‘there’ or it’s ‘their’
- It’s ‘we’re’ or it’s ‘were’
- It’s ‘it’s’ or it’s ‘its’
My 16yo daughter knows the rules behind each of these alternatives (and their correct uses), and she lives in a country where English is not the first language.
Why are some people who were born, and educated, in the UK, incapable of following some simple grammatical rules?
Are these people stupid?
Or are these people lazy?
The answer must, surely, be one of these?
I know people who are diagnosed with dyslexia, who get these simple rules right.
Let’s not look for excuses, let’s look for answers.
Why are some people incapable of speaking (and using) their language correctly?
Is that too much to expect?
That the people who were born and educated here would be able to speak and use their home language correctly?