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An Irish education commission has shown that text messaging poses a threat to the writing and literacy standards of Irish schoolchildren.
 
Following a review of last year’s exam performance of 15 year-olds, the frequency of errors in grammar and punctuation has become a serious concern, the State Examination Commission said.

"The emergence of the mobile phone and the rise of text messaging as a popular means of communication would appear to have impacted on standards of writing as evidenced in the responses of candidates," the report said.

"Text messaging, with its use of phonetic spelling and little or no punctuation, seems to pose a threat to traditional conventions in writing."

In many cases children appeared "unduly reliant on short sentences, simple tenses and a limited vocabulary." much like a text message.

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