Informal vs. Formal Uses of English Worksheets

Related ELA Standard: L.2.3.A

Core Standard

Language is seen as coming in two basic forms. Formal English is used in situations that are serious, such as in academic reports, business correspondents, and new reporting. The purpose of formal language is to convey a message as clearly and directly as possible. In every day personal situations and correspondents we use informal English. When using informal English we are usually presenting improvised speech and slang. The worksheets below will help students identify the different uses of language.









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