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Teacher Confessions, Part 1

Wednesday, March 6th, 2013

I wish I didn’t have to correct my kids when they use “upgrade” instead of “improve” because it makes everything sound that much more dramatic.

I want to upgrade my skill level.

I want to upgrade increasingly toward my dream.

I know my school would want me to correct it because while it’s not necessarily grammatically incorrect, it’s confusing to a native speaker unaccustomed to this particular non-native phrasing, but I like it better this way.