2 Formal languagemay be used, for example, at official functions, and in debates and ceremonies.
3 Formal language is characterised by the following features: complex sentencesuse of reported speechindirect questionsuse of modals such as could and would rather than can and willfull forms (should not) instead of contractions (shouldn’t)frequent use of the passive voicelimited use of phrasal verbsfrequent use of long words with Latin or Greek roots
4 Formal writing is probably the most difficult type of writing Formal writing is probably the most difficult type of writing. It is impersonal, meaning it is not written for a specific person and is written without emotion.Some kinds of writing are always written in formal English. Formal writing includes:Business LettersLetters of complaintSome essaysReportsOfficial speechesAnnouncementsProfessional s
5 Neutral languageis used with non-emotional topics and information.
6 Neutral language is characterised by: simpler sentencesactive rather than passive voicefactual rather than emotional languagelimited use of complex languagelimited use of slang
7 Neutral writing is not necessarily formal or informal Neutral writing is not necessarily formal or informal. It is not usually positive or negative. A neutral register is used to deliver facts. Some writings are written in a neutral register. This means they are not specifically formal or informal. Writing in the natural language register includes:ReviewsArticlesSome lettersSome essaysTechnical writing
8 Informal languageis used in informal situations with friends, fellow workers, and members of the family.
9 Informal language is characterised by: simple, often grammatically incomplete, sentencesactive voiceemotional languagepersonal opinionshumourslang, idioms and clichesphrasal verbsexclamations
10 Informal writing is written in the way we talk to our friends and family. We use informal writing when we are writing to someone we know very well.Some kinds of writing can be written in an informal style. Informal writing includes:Personal sShort notesFriendly lettersMost blogsDiaries and journalsPhone texts