Informal and Formal Language

By: Kennedy Pearcy

What's the difference of informal and formal?

Informal is something that you would say in a text to a friend, close family member or someone whom you feel close too.


Formal is something that you would say in person, too a principal or teacher.

Practice (select the sentences that are informal and formal)

  1. "Yo, what's up?" Does this sentence use informal or formal language?
  2. "Hello, I'm delighted to see you." Does this sentence use informal or formal language?
  3. "Hi, what's goin' on?" Does this sentence use informal or formal language?
  4. "Ok, that's fine" Does this sentence use informal or formal language?
  5. "At your convenience, I would like to schedule a meeting to discuss this year's objective goals." Does this sentence use informal or formal language?
  6. "Whatcha doin'?" Does this sentence use informal or formal language?
  7. "To which family does this dog belong?" Does this sentence use informal or formal language?
  8. "Where ya at?" Does this sentence use informal or formal language?
  9. "Hello, to whom do you wish to speak too?" Does this sentence use informal or formal language?
  10. "Mrs. Brown, I'm sending you an outline of dates for our book club meeting." Does this sentence use informal or formal language?