When do you use formal language?

  • When you need to be professional
  • A job interview
  • Talking with professors
  • When being polite

When else do you use formal language? Post below!

When do you use informal language?

  • With friends and family
  • When you want to be more casual

When else do you use informal language? Post below!

Formal Language

  • No contractions (can’t, won’t…)
  • Use modals (could, would, might…)!
  • Use more formal words
    • Lots of…………………….many
    • nice…………………………excellent, pleasant
    • big…………………………..large
    • things……………………..reasons, problems

Practice!

Change these sentences from informal into formal! Look at the answers below!

  1. Can I get a cheeseburger?
  2. Turn down the volume!
  3. Come to the party tomorrow!

 

 

 

Answers

  1. May I please have the cheeseburger?
  2. Would you please turn down the volume?
  3. Would you like to come to the party tomorrow?

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