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Are Formal Lines Becoming Blurred in Business Writing?

Posted by Kelly Sherman   Mar 9, 2017 7:30:00 AM


"Casual Fridays" and Ping Pong™ tables in the break room aren't the only relaxed things about businesses these days. Businesses have also become a lot more relaxed in their writing, and formal lines seem to be more blurred now.

Below are some examples of how formal lines in business writing have become more blurred, with pros and cons for each.

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Topics: formal writing, informal writing, casual writing

Formal vs. Informal -- Informal Doesn't Mean Incorrect Grammar

Posted by Phil Jamieson   Feb 4, 2010 5:00:00 AM

Often in our writing the issue is not one of correct grammar or spelling but rather one of how to best convey our point to the reader. The words we choose and how they go together can affect the reader's perception of our company, the message, and us. People assess our expertise, education, and background based on these criteria. Thus it is important to know your audience enough to gauge the tenor of your writing.

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Topics: grammar, writing style, formal writing

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