Formal vs. Informal Language
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  • Question 1
    60 seconds
    Q. Which is not considered part of informal language?
    answer choices
    talking with a friend
    using slang
    personal writing
    writing an essay in school
  • Question 2
    60 seconds
    Q. Which is not considered part of formal language?
    answer choices
    using correct grammar
    not always concerned about using correct grammar
    more advanced vocabulary
    official documents
  • Question 3
    60 seconds
    Q. Choose the sentence that uses informal language:
    answer choices
    It was clearly indicated in the document
    I regret to inform you...
    Should you have a problem, please feel free to call.
    Give me the salt, will ya?
  • Question 4
    60 seconds
    Q. Choose the sentence that uses formal language:
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    I don't care if you do it or not.
    Just yell of you have any problems.
    A loss of your name tag should be reported immediately.
    Lots of kids love that kind of music.
  • Question 5
    60 seconds
    Q. Pick the combination of words that are formal:
    answer choices
    verify and request
    ask and because
    won't and need
    busy and sorry
  • Question 6
    60 seconds
    Q. Pick the combination of words that are informal:
    answer choices
    due to and require
    assist and receive
    occupied and possess
    help and give
  • Question 7
    60 seconds
    Q. What would be the formal word for ask?
    answer choices
    receive
    ensure
    request
    commence
  • Question 8
    60 seconds
    Q. What would be the informal word for inform?
    answer choices
    busy
    tell
    check
    get
  • Question 9
    60 seconds
    Q. Which pair of informal and formal words is not a match?
    answer choices
    busy/occupied
    check/make sure
    begin/receive
    sorry/regret
  • Question 10
    60 seconds
    Q. Which sentence is the formal way of saying, “He asked for more cash.”
    answer choices
    He wants more money.
    Better give him more dough.
    I need some extra bucks.
    He requested more money.
  • Question 11
    60 seconds
    Q. Who would you want to speak more formally to?
    answer choices
    A teacher
    Your mother
    A friend
    Another kid on the playground
  • Question 12
    60 seconds
    Q. Who would be ok to speak more informally to?
    answer choices
    A police officer
    Your dad
    The president of a bank
    The director of a museum
  • Question 13
    60 seconds
    Q. Which sentence changed the following sentence to informal language? “I regret that I have been otherwise occupied every time you have contacted me.”
    answer choices
    I've been busy.
    I have much to do.
    I'm sorry I've been busy every time you have tried to reach me.
    I have not been able to contact you.
  • Question 14
    60 seconds
    Q. Choose the place where you would most likely use informal language:
    answer choices
    An art gallery
    An amusement park
    A wedding
    A graduation ceremony
  • Question 15
    60 seconds
    Q. Choose who you would most likely use formal language with, when speaking to them:
    answer choices
    All of these people
    The president
    A security guard
    Our principal
  • Question 16
    60 seconds
    Q. The phrase “a number of things” is formal for:
    answer choices
    Something
    One
    Lots of stuff
    Too much to count
  • Question 17
    60 seconds
    Q. To write someone back, is to:
    answer choices
    receive
    occupy
    conclude
    reply
  • Question 18
    60 seconds
    Q. Instead of saying, “there’s something else”, the formal word to use would be:
    answer choices
    Furthermore
    Sincerely
    Verify
    Ensure
  • Question 19
    60 seconds
    Q. The informal phrase for “In conclusion” would be:
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    The next thing
    The first thing
    The last thing
    I want to tell you
  • Question 20
    60 seconds
    Q. How would you say, “We disagree about lots of stuff” in a more formal way?
    answer choices
    You and I don't agree.
    In my opinion, we do not agree very often.
    We never agree about anything.
    Why do we always disagree?
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