Colloquial/Colloquialisms

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  • 1. 
    What is the definition of Colloquial language? 
    • A. 

      Formal language used by prestigious people

    • B. 

      Informal language, slang, vernacular, regional dialects

    • C. 

      The language spoken by the earliest settlers of America

  • 2. 
    Put a check in the box for each sentence that uses a colloquialism(s).
    • A. 

      Hey dude lets go chill at the crib.

    • B. 

      Where did I place my car keys?

    • C. 

      Did you see the lights on that Christmas Tree?

    • D. 

      I'm goin to the jumpoff up on East Saratoga Street, you down?

    • E. 

      When I came home yesterday, someone's car was parked in my space.

    • F. 

      Whole time, nobody saw you at the armory last night, stop frontin.

  • 3. 
    When is it acceptable to use colloquialisms in your writing?
    • A. 

      When writing poetry or writing for a direct audience (small group of similar people)

    • B. 

      When writing to a general audience (large group of different people)

    • C. 

      When writing a business document that will be read by a member of the US government

  • 4. 
    The use of colloquialisms will hurt your credibility if used in formal writing.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    If you use colloquialisms in personal writing or for a specific audience, then you will make direct connections with the intended reader.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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