Formal and Informal Language in Emails

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Formal and Informal Language in Emails

  1. 1. Formal and Informal Language in Emails <br />
  2. 2. Formal emails<br />Uses standardEnglishwordsegreply, business.<br />Complete forms are frequent (“do not” instead of “Don’t”)<br />No abbreviations are allowed. (asap)<br />Passivevoiceisfrequetlyused. Eg: The goodsweredeliveredlastTuesday.<br />
  3. 3. Informal emails<br />Use colloquialLanguage: gonna, ‘cause.<br />Contractions are frequent: don’t, hasn’t.<br />Abbreviationsor short forms: asap, TV.<br />Use active forms: TheydeliveredthegoodslastTuesday.<br />Use emoticons and smileys <br />
  4. 4. Formal and Informal Language<br />Formal words<br />Informal words<br />Torequest<br />Requirements<br />Further<br />Toverify<br />Tocontact<br />Topostpone<br />Toregret<br />Toassist<br />Toreceive<br />Toaskfor<br />Needs<br />More <br />Tocheck<br />Toget in touchwith<br />Toput off<br />Tobesorry<br />Tohelp<br />Toget<br />

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