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Ditch colloquial writing
20 Oct 2013 | Comment

Ditch colloquial writing, switch to formal writing. Oo, rhyming! hehe.. anyway, that is what I wan to adhere to, especially when it comes to writing articles and other formal write-ups. I never knew ,however, that formal writing would be tough as all this while I have been considering a few colloquial write-ups of mine to be formal. Below is an example that would elucidate what colloquial writing and formal writing is;

Colloquial:
If you’re not sure where the future is headed for us, then you’re not alone, experts in fields ranging from technology to the environment offer a million different predictions as to what the future has in store for us. Some predict warfare and social collapse, but others say we’ll all thrive and prosper. Whatever’s going on, I think our world is rapidly changing from the world our ancestors knew, the future is totally going to be a different place.
Formal:
        Humans have tried to predict the future for as far back as history shows, and the only thing that has changed about this practice is the methods we use to make these predictions. Experts in fields ranging from technology to environmental science simultaneously offer predictions of warfare and social collapse with predictions of peace and prosperity. Regardless of these forecasts, the world is rapidly changing from the one our ancestors knew, hurdling us into a future that is increasingly difficult to imagine.


Oh gosh, I have been writing colloquial all this while! I never knew... Luckily, I found a handful of useful tips on how to write formal;





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Hi, I'm Grace and I maintain this blog with my occasional musings. Apart from writing, I like being occupied with anything artsy, I enjoy the company of books and I like unleashing my inner nerd through occasional coding. My ideal day would be holding a book in one hand, matcha in the other, ears plugged and a cat purring on my lap.

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