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Informal vs Formal Tone - Grammar/Sentences
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She's decided to accept the job.
She has decided to accept the job.
The girl I met in Singapore was interested in working in Australia.
The girl whom I met in Singapore was interested in working in Australia.
The man who I have sent flowers to is married.
The man to whom I have sent flowers is married.
Went to Barcelona for the weekend. Lots to tell you.
We went to Barcelona for the weekend. We have a lot of things to tell you.
Can I suggest you try this new model?
Might I suggest you try this new model? (very formal)
You can call me if you need anything
Please do not hesitate to contact me
Hope to hear from you soon
I look forward to hearing from you
Just wanted to let you know...
I am writing to inform you...
Love, Cheers, Yours Truly, Best regards, kind regards
Yours sincerely, Yours faithfully,
Dear Sir or Madam
I think/believe that the issue of global warming will be the primary concern at the meeting.
There is little doubt/It is clear that the issue of global warming will be the primary concern at the meeting.
Sweden's Prime Minister, Fredrik Reinfeldt, totally flipped out when he read the latest report from the press
The Prime Minister of Sweden, Fredrik Reinfeldt, expressed his concern when he viewed the most recent report from the press.
The research assistant checked out the incident and got back to the man the next day.
The research assistant investigated the incident and reported to the man the following day.
Germs grow well in dirty and warm temperatures.
Bacteria thrive in unhygienic and warm conditions.
I considered various research methods for the study.
Various research methods were considered for the study.
We believe the practice is unsustainable.
It is believed the practice is unsustainable.
During the interview I asked students about their experiences.
During the interview students were asked about their experiences.
The library is really important to young people.
The library is of crucial importance to young people.
You need to see that the library is an important part of our community.
It is important to recognize that the library is a vital part of our community.
If I go to the park, I will be able to exercise.
Should I go outdoors, I will have an opportunity to exercise.
He is smart and funny.
Not only is he intelligent but also hilarious.
If I had known you better, I would have never trusted you.
Had I known you better, I would have never trusted you.
If I went to study abroad, I would be very happy.
Were I to study abroad, I would be overjoyed.
I went to the shop to buy some bananas.
I went to the shop so as to buy bananas.
I told him everything I knew not to get bullied.
I told him everything I knew so as not to get bullied.
It was raining cats and dogs.
It was raining very heavily.
Which century did he live in?
In which century did he live?
Neither of us like him.
Neither of us likes him.
It was her that first saw what to do.
It was her who first saw what to do.
Who did they elect?
Whom did they elect?
Have you seen John?
We think it's possible.
We think that it is possible.
Please tell me the time.
Could you tell me the time, please?
How much do you want to spend?
How much did you want to spend, sir?
I bet the house could tell a good few stories.
I hold a strong belief the house could tell a few good stories.
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What is a locutionary speech act?
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