This retired English teacher made corrections to a letter sent by Trump and mailed it back

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Updated: May 28, 2018, 06:13 PM(IST)

Mason, a Democrat who lives in Atlanta, had written to Trump to ask that he visit each family of those who died in the shooting that killed 17 people at a school in Parkland, Florida, in February. Photograph:( Others )

A retired English teacher from the United States did not give any consideration to the fact that the letter she had received, had come from the White House and after being astounded by the grammatical mistakes made the rightful changes and sent it back. 

Yvonne Mason, 61, a former high school English teacher at Mauldin High School, had received the letter from Donald Trump on May 3.

Mason, a Democrat who lives in Atlanta, had written to Trump to ask that he visit each family of those who died in the shooting that killed 17 people at a school in Parkland, Florida, in February.

She received the letter in the mail and was shocked by the number of mistakes and soon after started making corrections. She said that the letter was poorly worded, had several mechanical and grammatical error and further went on to say that she had never received a letter with this many 'silly mistakes.'

Mason also wrote some comments on the paper - "Have y’all tried grammar & style check?” , “OMG this is WRONG!”

There was more, but she didn’t correct everything, saying that her main focus was on correcting 'mechanics.'

“Nation” was capitalized, so was “states.” Mason circled both.

With reference to the question she had asked in the letter- whether Trump had visited the homes of the victims - there was no answer. Instead, it mentioned the measures taken following the incident such as listening sessions, meeting with lawmakers and the STOP School Violence Act, a bill that would authorize $500 million over 10 years for safety improvements at schools but had no such mention about gun violence and measures to control it. 

Mason, who taught English at Hughes Middle School and Mauldin High School for 17 years before retiring last year, is a devoted rhetorical activist, writing letters, emails and faxes to state, local and federal officials.
 

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