by Alysia Bartley
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2 More Ways to Talk (Casual and Formal)… in the English Language Part II

Introduction – Definition of Casual and Formal Language

In an earlier article I wrote about how to talk using casual language and formal language in English. I defined the words “casual” and “formal” before discussing the topic, and gave some practical examples of words and phrases, what they mean,  and when to say them. This is a brief review in case you missed it:

Ca·su·al/ˈkaZHo͞oəl/adj designed for informal use; relaxed and unconcerned; casual words are widely used with people you know and are more comfortable being with

For·mal/ˈfôrməl/adj based on conventional forms and rules; formal words are suitable for important situations or occasions.

Don’t forget to read part I of ’2 More Ways to Talk Casual and Formal in English’

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