Types of Written Language Week 14 & 15 (Tentative Language ('…
Types of Written Language Week 14 & 15
Informal Writing Features
ephemeral, no record
private, one-to-one, known public
(lasting a very short time) in spoken language because nothing is kept in permanent record.
- Words that connect sentences or phrases together.
Tentative conjunctions can give room to change ideas further on in the text piece, it also show thoughtfulness towards the text.
Formal Writing Features
wide audience, strangers
'Appears to be'
'It is likely that'
"The black cat walked. THEY then...
Parts missing from the sentence but you still understand the sentence
"I'm going toilet"
Play on words/puns
removing words such as as, in
eg 'Girl, 15, stabs neighbour'
Statistics '1 in three'
Typical words used: 'clash' instead of argue, people in lab coats 'boffins'
The language of law.
One clause (subject and verb)
E.g Simon waited for the train
2 independant clauses connected
by helper word
E.g This house is too expensive, and that house is too small
Independant clause and one or more
An independent clause (unlike a
dependent clause) can stand
alone as a sentence.
- A verb and a preposition or adverb which creates a meaning different from the original verb.
An example of this would be "Showed Up"