What is wrong with this sentence?

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This was posted on a picture on Facebook:

 

"So this person is at least 12 years old and their grammar is still awful. Way to go country of residence educational system."

 

Someone then commented on it saying "it's ironic because the second sentence is atrocious."

 

I can see and hear there is something wrong, grammatically speaking, with the second sentence (way to go country...) but I can't see what the correct way of saying this would be.

 

Can someone help me?

 

Thanks.

wrong atrocious grammar asked Nov 28 '13 at 14:10 cam New member

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When you use a pencil for a long time, it will need to be resharpend so much that it will become just a stub.  The same thing will happen to your fingers if you try to correct all of the grammar in these Internet pictures. You will wear them down to stubs.

 

In your example, both sentences have errors.  The first has three. 'So' should be followed by a comma. The antecedent for 'their', a plural pronoun, is the singular noun 'person'.  Since this is on a picture, the gender of the person should be obvious, so you can use the appropriate pronoun.  The second is that this is a compound sentence but has no comma before the conjunction.

 

In the second sentence, 'country of residence educational system' is a noun of address and should be separated from the rest of the sentence with a comma.

 

 "So, this person is at least 12 years old, and his grammar is still awful. Way to go, country of residence educational system."

link comment answered Nov 29 '13 at 14:30 Lewis Neidhardt Grammarly Fellow

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