Tag: formality

41 Do you really answer “How do you do?” with “How do you do?” 2013-03-25T10:01:10.517

37 Is it "I" or "me" in "Keep Tom and I/me updated"? 2014-05-15T19:04:34.890

13 How do natives make a formal request at places like hotels? 2013-02-08T10:29:40.743

12 What is the meaning of "less than delighted"? 2015-10-28T09:11:26.710

11 Which version is correct and normally used, "between you and me" or "between you and I"? 2015-06-05T11:56:40.757

9 Is formal English the same as written English? 2013-03-21T22:24:23.310

9 “Both you and he are very happy” or "Both you and him are very happy"? 2015-11-05T08:02:01.870

9 Use "got" or "have got"? 2015-11-19T14:04:23.180

8 Appropriate usage of "can't" and "cannot" 2013-02-01T07:26:18.967

8 How to say - thanks for clarification 2013-11-06T13:05:52.490

8 When can't we shorten It is to It's 2016-12-06T07:00:32.083

8 Can I pay my credit card? 2019-05-15T13:46:24.763

7 What is the difference between 'Bad English' and 'Poor English'? 2015-11-19T04:52:25.483

6 'I am he' or 'I am him'? 2014-12-19T06:51:54.627

6 Are phrasal verbs almost always too informal to use in an academic writing? 2014-12-25T17:28:59.917

6 Phrase Usage:- "Works like a Charm", can it be used formally? 2016-02-11T05:54:37.807

6 Is the word 'appreciate' too formal? 2016-04-29T18:00:55.627

5 Problem of abstracting two things into one 2013-03-23T19:30:54.893

5 "It is not well" or "it is not good"? 2014-01-20T02:04:31.217

5 Asking 'the pleasure of your company' in an invitation 2014-01-30T08:57:44.380

5 "You are" vs. "you're" — what is the difference between them? 2014-07-24T02:37:23.963

5 Using I am all ears in a professional Email? 2015-06-13T09:09:55.087

5 "I have" vs "I have got" 2015-07-28T16:47:08.003

5 What are the differences between 'need' and 'have need of'? 2015-11-24T12:33:49.173

5 Is "as of today" a standard English expression? 2016-03-11T04:43:23.927

5 What is the subject when it's omitted after the comparison? 2016-03-30T02:07:17.953

5 Is the idiom 'speaks volumes about' valid in a formal context? 2016-06-24T22:04:54.807

5 How should I write a sentence that has multiple questions? 2016-12-23T05:09:35.943

4 Is tricky a formal word? 2015-04-03T06:32:46.640

4 Is it the formal writing to use double adverbs like "very very" or "really really"? 2015-05-16T09:04:20.690

4 Is "in layman's terms" a slang idiom? 2016-05-12T15:51:05.250

4 Is it informal to use "so on " in the article? 2019-02-16T13:58:20.600

3 Is it rude to tell someone "I need to talk to you about this paper" 2013-02-24T06:19:23.630

3 What is correct form of "to be thought ..."? 2014-04-15T20:50:40.057

3 How (in)formal is the word "OK"? 2014-08-14T14:12:57.040

3 News on BBC today - What is “refuses to deny”? 2014-12-02T07:29:17.293

3 Is 'for starters' formal or informal? 2015-02-22T10:34:14.163

3 ' being ' in participle clauses 2015-03-03T15:10:35.193

3 Is using "while" instead of "whereas" discouraged in academic writing? 2015-03-24T10:21:35.840

3 "A lot of" or "lots of" 2015-12-07T23:09:19.877

3 Formal way of asking- "what's your name"? 2016-01-08T16:20:48.720

3 Is using "general plan of structure" appropriate in biology? 2016-10-27T00:25:38.747

3 "With Mrs Jones going to New York, Mr Smith took up her position." 2016-11-23T07:50:58.117

3 A pronoun to disrespect 2017-01-07T14:28:43.487

3 Usage of "on cloud nine"? 2017-01-13T21:14:26.050

3 'Into' more formal than 'in' in following context? 2017-03-24T23:52:31.637

3 Correct word order of “An article you are a co-writer of”? 2017-04-11T15:43:56.383

3 "can we schedule the call to" vs "can we do the call at"? 2018-01-28T07:46:00.240

3 Is it right to use the word 'execute' in place of 'run'? 2018-05-09T12:01:27.367

3 Are contractions discouraged in formal writing? 2019-08-09T15:32:11.720

2 "How come" vs. "why" 2013-03-28T20:13:31.227

2 Does using harder English help gain more respect during conversation or in writing? 2013-08-30T14:44:04.980

2 Passive constructions "It is said," "It is expected" etc 2013-11-20T15:07:10.417

2 lab and laboratory 2014-09-10T04:01:01.153

2 Usage of the word 'sir' 2015-09-22T11:07:28.077

2 Using idioms in formal writing 2015-10-04T05:15:24.083

2 Thanks vs Thank you vs Thank you so much? 2016-02-10T13:19:29.210

2 "I made it to the finals" in a formal way? 2016-03-13T20:14:33.710

2 Is it polite/good manners to say 'whatever'? 2016-03-29T10:22:08.377

2 How to use verbs to list actions in a sentence? 2016-04-12T10:09:04.873

2 Can use 'NO' instead of 'NOT'? 2016-07-04T10:27:20.203

2 Can you explain my this doubt in the article "Will O’ The Wisp"? 2016-07-23T12:40:17.430

2 Is less votes correct? 2016-11-09T12:03:38.250

2 "The book tells the story, consisting of X, Y, and Z." or "... the story, which consists of X, Y, and Z" 2017-01-21T23:24:34.493

2 Formal letter: what is the English version of "En attandant votre réponse, veillez croire, Monsieur, à l’expression de ..." 2017-05-13T00:21:08.510

2 "Much much more" in formal language 2017-08-16T11:50:24.060

2 How does addressing a person as “dear” sound? 2017-09-04T09:37:34.450

2 Why "yours truly" means "me"? 2017-11-16T21:34:32.590

2 "I would be very happy if I could have..." Is this natural sentence with manners? 2018-01-18T00:32:05.283

2 How to use the verb "to hope for" in the right tense for something that hasn’t happened yet? 2018-02-09T08:28:14.100

2 Is "I did not breakfast today" correct? 2019-03-21T04:11:12.927

2 India specific- Addressing multiple men and women in an interview 2020-08-07T06:32:13.980

1 "Almost all workload is done by me" — is it correct and formal? 2013-09-10T14:19:06.227

1 Is there a website that can tell whether a word or phrase is formal or informal? 2013-12-08T22:12:45.627

1 Please do call me vs. Please call me 2014-01-08T16:23:19.470

1 Grammar doubts about dedication and aknowledgements sections of my thesis 2015-07-15T10:51:26.517

1 Is "Steal my money if you can" acceptable in formal English? 2015-08-06T09:56:47.640

1 It has been known since long time that / Since long, it has been known that 2015-08-14T14:26:44.307

1 Repeated "to" in "to whom something is done to"? 2015-10-19T18:17:32.660

1 Is 'good evening' more formal than 'good night'? 2015-12-05T18:52:11.737

1 "To open a discussion"? 2016-03-08T16:04:08.873

1 How to politely ask for clarification on a person's designation? 2016-05-23T08:54:44.890

1 How do I formally say in an E-mail: "Don't call again"? 2016-07-07T11:44:40.647

1 Expletive it: reference to they/them 2016-08-31T15:02:22.790

1 Formality of "Let us" 2016-09-30T15:22:50.530

1 When saying fractions in English, is it necessary to include ‘of’ 2016-11-29T10:37:56.710

1 At the end of the day 2016-12-30T00:43:39.123

1 Your Grace, Your Majesty, Your Highness... Does it all mean the same? 2017-01-05T20:12:16.347

1 He is fierce, as were warriors (so) 2017-03-16T11:51:44.517

1 Is this plain form "I requested her hand for marriage from her father" acceptable in general; as opposed to the idiomatic form? 2017-09-02T12:15:58.213

1 Application of "Misunderstand" in the Past Continuous Tense 2017-12-08T15:25:53.433

1 Which is more formal: clearer or more clear? 2017-12-22T05:36:34.403

1 Why was "wise advisor" better than "savvy person"? 2018-02-06T06:25:38.757

1 Overuse of pronouns 2018-11-09T18:21:42.063

1 Formal connectors of results ("in this way", "hence", "thusly" and "as follows") 2019-01-30T13:00:09.597

1 'May I know...' if 'May I know when this group was established?' sounds natural? May I know other ways to ask this question? 2019-01-31T15:03:10.800

1 How to say "does this make a difference?" more formally? 2019-03-05T10:06:16.940

1 Is it rightly used the semicolon at this paragraph 2019-04-11T17:05:44.690

1 What would be a formal substitute for the informal quantifiers "a lot of" and "lots of"? 2019-04-15T05:47:16.107