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ELA Formal vs Informal Language
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Informal and Formal language are like clothing, sometimes appropriate, other times inappropriate.
Informal writing is only used for social media, letters, email with close friend, family, and narratives.
Formal language is used when you are talking to someone you are unfamiliar with, for example, a boss, teacher, or someone with a higher social status
I, believe, think, show you.
AVOID PERSONAL WRITING.
I think, I believe, I feel, I will show you that, are all fluff words, get to the point
Readers can also be lost if you put too many fluff words in, it can bore them and make them lose interest.
Things like politeness, personality, abbreviations, and using 1st and 2nd person pronouns can all give off subtle clues of the writing style.
The audience, purpose, and tone can all also have an effect on how the writing sounds.
The use of informal and formal language when used wrong can confuse readers if it's in the wrong context.
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