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College Writing Skills/ CWS w/ Readings, 6E ©2005 The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. Chapter 43 Effective Word Choice College Writing Skills, 6E and College Writing Skills with Readings, 6E John Langan Chapter Forty-three
College Writing Skills/ CWS w/ Readings, 6E ©2005 The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. Chapter 43 Slang Slang is usually out of place in formal writing. Some drawbacks to using slang expressions: –They go out-of-date quickly. –They become tiresome if used excessively. –They may communicate clearly to some readers but not to others.
College Writing Skills/ CWS w/ Readings, 6E ©2005 The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. Chapter 43 Slang Someone ripped off Kens new Adidas. After the game, we stuffed our faces at the dinner. After the game, we stuffed our faces at the dinner. I finally told my parents to get off my case. I finally told my parents to get off my case.
College Writing Skills/ CWS w/ Readings, 6E ©2005 The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. Chapter 43 At a loss for words Word to the wise Clichés cliché A cliché is an expression that has been worn out through constant use. Short but sweet Sigh of relief Saw the light Work like a dog
College Writing Skills/ CWS w/ Readings, 6E ©2005 The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. Chapter 43 Pretentious Words stilted. Trying to use fancy, elevated words rather than simple natural words may make your sentences sound stilted. splendid opportunity Pretentious : It was a splendid opportunity to get some slumber. Simple : It was a good chance to get some sleep.
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