What makes spoken English more or less formal?
Slide 28 Suggested Adjustments:
She just wanted to say, "Hey y'all!" = She simply desired to greet you.
That question is a no-brainer. = That query requires little thought to respond to.
Dude, what's up with that? = Sir, why are you doing that?
That's the boss-man calling for ya, buddy. = Your supervisor is calling you, my friend.
Suggested Adjustments for slide 29:
This vile medical concoction purportedly diminishes the required need for sleep. = This medicine is supposed to help you stay awake.
Dear Sir, I compose this letter in response to your previous solicitation via telephone. = I am writing this letter to respond to your phone call.
Madam, one might consider three potential destinations for your Caribbean excursion. = There are three options for your vacation.
Might one offer a beverage to the guests during this soiree? = Can I get a drink at this party?