Formal and Informal words list in English

Formal and Informal words in English

Formal English:

Formal Language is like a formal dress, in a formal language you have to be careful with words, you have to choose words with respect. We use it when writing essays for school, cover letters to apply for jobs, or emails and letters at work.

Informal English:

Informal Language is the language you speak in your friend’s circle. It is used in conversation with your family and friends, informal words are also respectful words, but they are less polite as compare to formal words.


Here are Formal and Informal words List in English

1. Verbs – Informal & Formal

INFORMALFORMAL
a lot ofnumerous
anywaysnevertheless
blockundermine
break downfail/collapse
break updisintegrate
bring inintroduce
canis capable of
come backreturn
come/go inenter
deal withhandle
enjoymentgratification
faithfulnessfidelity
find outdiscover
from (company)on the behalf of
getobtain
get in touch withcontact
give inyield
give the go-aheadauthorize
give/bring backreturn
go againstoppose
go aheadproceed
go awayleave/depart
go beforeprecede
go downdecrease
go out ofexit
go upincrease
hopelessfutile
houseresidence
hungryfamished
it’s aboutit concerns, it’s in regards to
keepretain
keep upmaintain properly
lead tocause
leave outomit
letpermit
link upconnect
livelyenergetic
look atexamine
look forseek
look intoinvestigate
look likeresemble
lots of/ a lot ofmuch, many
make outdiscern
makeupfabricate
mendrepair
need torequired
plus/alsomoreover/furthermore
point outindicate
put ininsert
put offpostpone
put uptolerate
put up withtolerate
put/set downdeposit
rack upaccumulate
really bigconsiderable
refer toconsult
ring upcall
seemappear
set outdisplay
set upestablish
settle forchoose
showdemonstrate, illustrate, portray
show uparrive
speak toaddress
stand forrepresent
startcommence
take awayremove
take outremove
talk aboutdiscuss/consider
thanksgratitude
think aboutconsider/ponder
think ofconceive
throw awaydiscard
throw outeject
tired Formal and Informal words list in English Pdffatigued
tons of, heaps oflarge quantities of, a number of
try outtest
wait forawait
wholeentire/complete
worseinferior
say sorryapologize, apologise



2. Transitions – Informal & Formal

InformalFormal
AnywaysNevertheless
Plus/AlsoMoreover/ Furthermore
ButHowever
SoTherefore/Thus
AlsoIn addition, Additionally
ASAPas soon as possible/at your earliest convenience
Okay, OKacceptable
In the meantimeIn the interim
I thinkIn my opinion,
In the end,Finally
To sum upIn conclusion,
In a nutshell/BasicallyTo summarize,
Anyway,Notwithstanding
All rightAcceptable
Well,
To top it all off,
On top of it all,
In order to

3. Emphasis Words – Informal & Formal

InformalFormal
lots of/ a lot ofmuch, many
tons of, heaps oflarge quantities of, a number of
totallycompletely, strongly
really, verydefinitely

4. Letter Expressions – Informal & Formal

InformalFormal
Hi Robert,Dear Sir or Madam
Just wanted to let you know…I am writing to inform you…
Love,Yours sincerely, Yours faithfully,
Cheers,
Yours Truly, Best regards, kind regards
Hope to hear from you soonI look forward to hearing from you
You can call me if you need anythingPlease do not hesitate to contact me



5. Abbreviations – Informal & Formal

InformalFormal
ASAPas soon as possible
T.V.television
photophotograph
cellcell phone
netInternet

6. Slang – Informal & Formal

InformalFormal
kidschildren
badnegative
goodpositive
really bigconsiderable
rightcorrect
wrongincorrect
smartintelligent
cheapinexpensive
loadedrich

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