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Kai _Delacroix

Recommenders made serious grammatical mistakes on LoR

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One of my professors is a foreign national and it shows on the recommendation letter. I wasn't supposed to look at the letter but the school administrator sent me a copy for my reference, not sure if I should be glad I did, or not.

Anyway, the letter was already sent to accompany my grad school application and I had absolutely no control over both its content and logistics, i.e. knowing this at this point is too late.

Would this affect my chances at all? How do adcom view this situation?

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I was in a similar situation and tried to focus more on my letter writer's reputation and accomplishments rather than minor grammatical errors written in the 12th language she speaks. (May be worth noting part of my interest is in cross-cultural and transnational research though). My guess is it won't hurt you, so long as they're a reputable professor within your field.  

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My recommender misspelled my name in the letter it was sent. It does not hurt your chances. They will care more about content.

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