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Formal vs. Informal Language on the TEAS

Just took my teas and I had a question regarding formal vs informal, can you explain this please?

Yes, I’d be happy to help with formal vs. informal for the TEAS English section. You might want to check out this Quizlet set.

In general, formal language is language follows conventions and rules and is often used in academic and professional setting.

Formal language can include

  • Acronyms
  • Jargon
  • Third-person point of view

Informal language is more relaxed. It’s used in everyday conversation and often includes contractions (examples: can’t, won’t).

Informal language can include

  • Slang
  • Colloquialisms
  • Second-person point of view

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