When learning English, it is essential to work out when and how to use formal language. Informal language is usually in a casual context,so it may use abbreviations, contractions, emojis, and slang. We use it in our everyday communication with friends and family.
I'm sure most of you are familiar with Latin abbreviations use in English. There are many of them but I’ll try to explain most frequently used ones. e.g. (exampli gratia) We use “e.g.” for giving specific examples. Ex: I feel like eating something sweet, e.g. ice cream. i.e. (id est) This abbreviation is used to … Continue reading Latin Abbreviations in English
A formal letter is a letter written to someone you do not know, therefore you should generally use more formal language than in letters you write to your family or friends, avoid phrasal verbs and involve more complex sentence structure. Here are some useful phrases for formal letter writing: Dear Mr/Ms (surname), Dear Sir/Madam/Sir or … Continue reading Formal Letter
Beginning Dear (first name), Thank you for your letter/mail. It was great to hear from you. I’m sorry I haven’t been in touch you for such a long time. I hope you’re having a good/great time. Inquiring about their news How are you/your family? / How are things? Great news about … Glad to hear … Continue reading INFORMAL LETTER