Standard Formal English

Standard Formal English


Upon successful completion of this tutorial, the student should be able to:

  • Apply good word choice and standard formal English to writing

It is important to use proper English when writing for school or business. This is called Standard Formal English and is the globally accepted way of using formal writing.

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Using Standard Formal English in Writing

This handout shows the difference between formal and informal writing. When you are finished viewing, take the quiz. (Mrs. Silvestri's students: upload your answers to the quiz on our online site - Blackboard or Moodle, depending on the class).

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Source: Karen Silvestri, Instructional Specialist