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Appropriate Language


– The idea was well-received by the employees.
– The idea was accepted by the workers.


– Formal: That is my mode of transportation.
– Standard: That is my car.
– Informal: That’s my ride. That’s my wheels




– 1st uses “I,” “we” -- personal, informal
– 2nd uses “you” -- sounds authoritarian
– 3rd uses “he,” “she,” “they” – more formal