Formal and Informal examples in English Vocabulary

Formal and Informal Examples!

What is Formal and Informal Language?

Formal language often follows a specific structure of words or channels such as emails to the professional, whereas informal communication can often flow freely in any direction.

The tone of informal language is more personal than formal language. Examples of formal and informal language are shown below: Formal and Informal examples 

Formal and informal Examples

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Want/ hope Desire
Want Desire
Wait for Await
Use Utilize
Try out Test
Try Endeavor
Tough Difficult
Stop Cease
Start/ begin Commence
Speed up Accelerate
So Therefore
Small Diminutive
Sight Vision
Sick Ill
Rack up Accumulate
Put/ set down Deposit
Put up with Tolerate
Put off Postpone
Put in Insert

Informal and Formals Vocabulary Examples – Picture 1

Formal and Informal Examples
Informal Formal
Point out Indicate
Pin down Determine
Job Occupation
Iron out Solve/overcome
In charge of Responsible
Imagine Envisage
Idea Notion
Hurt Damage
Hurry Haste, hasten
Go up Increase
Go through Examine
Go out of Exit
Go on Continue
Go down Decrease
Go before Precede
Expect Anticipate
Enough Sufficient
Enjoyment Gratification
End Terminate/ finish
End Terminate


Formal and Informals Vocabulary Examples – Picture 2

Formal and Informal Examples
Informal Formal
Empty Vacant
Ease Facilitate
Deal with Handle
Deal With manage
Dare Challenge
Danger Peril
Dad Father
Complex Convoluted
Call on Visit
Call off Cancel
Buy Purchase
But However
Build Construct
Bring in Introduce
Bright/smart Intelligent
Break out Erupt
Bad Negative
Away Absent
Avoid Evade
Avoid Evade
At once Immediately
At first Initially
Ask out Invite
Ask for Request
Think about Consider

Informal and Formals Vocabulary Examples – Picture 3

Formal anda Informal english
Informal Formal
Thanks Gratitude
Test Experiment
Tell Inform
Talk into Persuade
Talk about Discuss/consider
Take out Remove
Sweat Perspiration
Stubborn Obstinate
Young Youthful
Wrong Incorrect
Worse Inferior
Wood Timber
Whole Entire/complete
Marvelous Exceptional
Makeup Fabricate
Mainly Principally
Mad Insane
Lucky Fortunate
Look up to Respect
Look like Resemble
Look into Investigate
Let Permit
Leave out Omit
Lead to Cause
Laidback Relaxed

Formal and Informal Words Examples

Formal and Informal examples 

Informal Formal
Lack Deficiency
Kids Children
Hit out at Criticize
Here Present
Help Assist
Happy Pleased
Good looking Attractive
Good for Beneficial
Go against Oppose
Go after Pursue
Go Depart
Give up Quit
Give out Distribute
Give Donate
Get out Escape
Get by Survive
Getaway Elude
Get Obtain
Say sorry Apologies
Say no Reject
Say Express
Round Circular
Right Correct
Rich Wealthy
Tired Exhausted/ fatigued
Throw away Discard
Throw Out eject
Think of Conceive
Show Demonstrate
Shorten Decrease
Settle for Choose
Set up Establish
Set out Display
Seem Appear
See Observe
Remove Eliminate
Refer to Consult
Really big Considerable

Formal and Informal examples 

Informal and Formal Vocabulary

Informal Formal
Old Elderly
Okay, ok Acceptable
Next/later Subsequently
Need Require
Naked Nude
Mend Repair
Maybe Perhaps
Look for Seek
Look at Regard
Lively Energetic
Live Reside
Go away Leave/ depart
Go ahead Proceed
Good Positive
Kidding Jesting
Keep Preserve
Hungry Famished
Hopeless Futile
Friendly Amiable
Free Liberate
Fork out Pay (money)
Fight Combat
Fall out Quarrel
Explain Disclose
Eager Avid
Drop out Of withdraw (from)
Dirty/ polluted Contaminated
Dim Indistinct
Describe Depict
Death Demise
Come up To reach/attain
Come in Enter
Come after Follow
Clothes Garment
Climb Ascend
Clear Transparent
Choose Select
Childish Infantile
Check Verify
Cheap Inexpensive
Chance Opportunity
Can is Capable of
Break off Suspend/adjourn
Break down Fail/collapse
Brave Courageous
Boss Employer
Blow up Explode
Block Undermine
Big/large Enormous
Better Improved
Beat up Assault
Ask Enquire
Anyway Nevertheless
Also in Addition
Again & again Repeatedly
Afraid Fearful
A lot of Numerous
A bit A little
Pick up Collect
Payback Repay
Over at an End
Older Senior
Formal anda Informal english

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