formal and informal language · Uncategorized

The Difference between Come and Arrive and some other Word Pairs

Some examples of words that your teacher finds less important than you ®Mary-EwaS Many ESL students have a bunch of English words that they are sure they must learn. If I mention one of these words to them, the student gets all excited. A burning light comes into their eyes, as if they understand all… Continue reading The Difference between Come and Arrive and some other Word Pairs

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email writing · formal and informal language · writing tips

How Formal Should You Be in Emails?

It’s important to be aware of using formal language and informal language when you’re writing emails. I’m sure you have formal and informal words and phrases in your own language too. When to Use May and Would You can write in formal language, and use words such as “May” and “Would.” When do you think… Continue reading How Formal Should You Be in Emails?

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Hop In – When to Use Formal and Informal Language

As you know, you shouldn’t use words like guys, cool or super in a job interview or when you’re drinking tea with the Queen. They’re informal words. You can of course use them when you’re chatting with friends or colleagues.  On the other hand, there are also words that may be too formal in certain situations.… Continue reading Hop In – When to Use Formal and Informal Language

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