Elements of Language: 8th Grade - A Glossary of Usage (Ch. 21)
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[FROM THE TEXT]
This chapter provides a compact glossary of common problems in English usage. A “glossary” is an alphabetical list of special terms or expressions with definitions, explanations, and examples. You will notice that some examples in this glossary are labeled nonstandard, standard, formal, or informal. The label “nonstandard” identifies usage that is acceptable only in the most casual speaking situations and in writing that attempts to re-create casual speech. “Standard” English is language that is grammatically correct and appropriate in formal and informal situations. “Formal” identifies standard usage that is appropriate in serious speaking and writing situations (such as in speeches and in writing for school). The label “informal” indicates standard usage common in conversation and in everyday writing such as personal letters. When doing the exercises in this chapter, be sure to use only standard English.
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