Grammar in letters of recommendation?

<p>I intern at a research clinic, and asked my supervisor if he'd be willing to write me a letter or recommendation.... much to my delight, he said yes.</p>

<p>Just today, he handed it to me. It surprised me, being that he got it done so quick (and that I'd have needed it soon due to early action).</p>

<p>He read it to me, and...</p>

<p> OCD came out, and started pointing out (in my head) a couple grammatical errors in the letter. Simple things, like giving possession to pluralized items (e.g. "intern's" and not "interns"), and other minor error.</p>

<p>How critical is it that LoR are grammatically correct? Do colleges really scrutinize the letters for such errors? I'm worried that they'll view it as a bad reflection of me. In hindsight, most LoR, at least for teachers, are never read by students... thus we wouldn't know what kind of errors (if any) are in them.</p>

<p>So should I try and ask to have it revised? I feel bad about the simple thought of asking him to fix his errors, especially considering he was considerate enough to even take the time to write it in the first place. Or.. will they not really matter?</p>

<p>The letter is very thoughtful and I feel that it puts me up into a bright light. Is it really that big of a deal?</p>

<p>Thank you!</p>

<p>Accept it gratefully and send it on. They will care far more about your grammar than that of your advocates. They might give some small weight to it if the letter was written by an English teacher who was raving about your prowess, but if it’s your boss I see no cause to worry.</p>

<p>What matters most is that they are getting a sense of who you are and how you think and act in the world. If the letter is flattering on those counts, don’t sweat the small stuff.</p>