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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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Informal

Formal

Want/ hopeDesire
WantDesire
Wait forAwait
UseUtilize
Try outTest
TryEndeavor
ToughDifficult
StopCease
Start/ beginCommence
Speed upAccelerate
SoTherefore
SmallDiminutive
SightVision
SickIll
Rack upAccumulate
Put/ set downDeposit
Put up withTolerate
Put offPostpone
Put inInsert

Informal and Formals Vocabulary Examples – Picture 1

Formal and Informal Examples
InformalFormal
Point outIndicate
Pin downDetermine
JobOccupation
Iron outSolve/overcome
In charge ofResponsible
ImagineEnvisage
IdeaNotion
HurtDamage
HurryHaste, hasten
Go upIncrease
Go throughExamine
Go out ofExit
Go onContinue
Go downDecrease
Go beforePrecede
ExpectAnticipate
EnoughSufficient
EnjoymentGratification
EndTerminate/ finish
EndTerminate

 

Formal and Informals Vocabulary Examples – Picture 2

Formal and Informal Examples
InformalFormal
EmptyVacant
EaseFacilitate
Deal withHandle
DealWith manage
DareChallenge
DangerPeril
DadFather
ComplexConvoluted
Call onVisit
Call offCancel
BuyPurchase
ButHowever
BuildConstruct
Bring inIntroduce
Bright/smartIntelligent
Break outErupt
BadNegative
AwayAbsent
AvoidEvade
AvoidEvade
At onceImmediately
At firstInitially
Ask outInvite
Ask forRequest
Think aboutConsider

Informal and Formals Vocabulary Examples – Picture 3

Formal anda Informal english
InformalFormal
ThanksGratitude
TestExperiment
TellInform
Talk intoPersuade
Talk aboutDiscuss/consider
Take outRemove
SweatPerspiration
StubbornObstinate
YoungYouthful
WrongIncorrect
WorseInferior
WoodTimber
WholeEntire/complete
MarvelousExceptional
MakeupFabricate
MainlyPrincipally
MadInsane
LuckyFortunate
Look up toRespect
Look likeResemble
Look intoInvestigate
LetPermit
Leave outOmit
Lead toCause
LaidbackRelaxed

Formal and Informal Words Examples

Formal and Informal examples 

InformalFormal
LackDeficiency
KidsChildren
Hit out atCriticize
HerePresent
HelpAssist
HappyPleased
Good lookingAttractive
Good forBeneficial
Go againstOppose
Go afterPursue
GoDepart
Give upQuit
Give outDistribute
GiveDonate
Get outEscape
Get bySurvive
GetawayElude
GetObtain
Say sorryApologies
Say noReject
SayExpress
RoundCircular
RightCorrect
RichWealthy
TiredExhausted/ fatigued
Throw awayDiscard
ThrowOut eject
Think ofConceive
ShowDemonstrate
ShortenDecrease
Settle forChoose
Set upEstablish
Set outDisplay
SeemAppear
SeeObserve
RemoveEliminate
Refer toConsult
Really bigConsiderable

Formal and Informal examples 

Informal and Formal Vocabulary

InformalFormal
OldElderly
Okay, okAcceptable
Next/laterSubsequently
NeedRequire
NakedNude
MendRepair
MaybePerhaps
Look forSeek
Look atRegard
LivelyEnergetic
LiveReside
Go awayLeave/ depart
Go aheadProceed
GoodPositive
KiddingJesting
KeepPreserve
HungryFamished
HopelessFutile
FriendlyAmiable
FreeLiberate
Fork outPay (money)
FightCombat
Fall outQuarrel
ExplainDisclose
EagerAvid
Drop outOf withdraw (from)
Dirty/ pollutedContaminated
DimIndistinct
DescribeDepict
DeathDemise
Come upTo reach/attain
Come inEnter
Come afterFollow
ClothesGarment
ClimbAscend
ClearTransparent
ChooseSelect
ChildishInfantile
CheckVerify
CheapInexpensive
ChanceOpportunity
Can isCapable of
Break offSuspend/adjourn
Break downFail/collapse
BraveCourageous
BossEmployer
Blow upExplode
BlockUndermine
Big/largeEnormous
BetterImproved
Beat upAssault
AskEnquire
AnywayNevertheless
Also inAddition
Again & againRepeatedly
AfraidFearful
A lot ofNumerous
A bitA little
Pick upCollect
PaybackRepay
Over at anEnd
OlderSenior
Formal anda Informal english

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