Formal Vs. Informal Language

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Formal Vs. Informal Language

Different call for different reactions and this also is true for given different settings and the ways in which one should communicate. There are different languages expected to be used in both a formal and informal setting be it with friends or at our jobs. How well do you understand them? Test yourself by taking up the test below. All the best!


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  • 1. 
    Which of the following sentences is most formal in style?
    • A. 

      We regret to inform you that .....

    • B. 

      We are sorry to tell you that...

    • C. 

      We are sorry to say that...

  • 2. 
    Which of the following sentences is most formal in style?
    • A. 

      Thanks a lot for telling me about this.

    • B. 

      Thanks for bringing this to my attention.

    • C. 

      I appreciate you bringing this matter to my attention.

  • 3. 
    Which of the following sentences is most formal in style?
    • A. 

      I am very unhappy about the service they gave me.

    • B. 

      I am extremely dissatisfied with the service I received.

    • C. 

      I'm not happy with the service I recieved.

  • 4. 
    • A. 

      I'm writing to give you some details regarding....

    • B. 

      I want to tell you about...

    • C. 

      I'd like to tell you about...

  • 5. 
    • A. 

      I have a ton of experience in this area.

    • B. 

      I have a considerable amount of experience in this area.

    • C. 

      I have a lot of experience in this area.

  • 6. 
    Which of the following sentences is most formal in style?
    • A. 

      I can't come to your party tomorrow.

    • B. 

      I won't be able to come to your party tomorrow.

    • C. 

      I will be unable to attend your party tomorrow.

  • 7. 
    • A. 

      Cool!

    • B. 

      Awesome!

    • C. 

      That's great!

    • D. 

      Wonderful!

  • 8. 
    • A. 

      How's life?

    • B. 

      How are you?

    • C. 

      How's it going?