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Features of Written English
Features of Written English 1. Complexity 2. Formality 3. Precision 4. Objectivity 5. Explicitness 6. Accuracy 7. Hedging 8. Organization 9. Planning
1. Complexity i. vocabulary Longer words; multi-syllable words. For example, it uses many ‘bigger’ words that are not normally used in conversation. compensate, ascend and interrogate ii. Phrases More noun based phrases than verb based Like all other forms of life, we human beings are the product of evolution . Like all other forms of life, we human beings are the product of how we have evolve Premack used a set of plastic chips to teach a chimpanzee named Sarah the meaning of a set of symbols . Premack used a set of plastic chips to teach a chimpanzee named Sarah what a set of symbols mean .
1. Complexity iii. Sentences structure sentences tend to be long and complex, and grammar rules are followed strictly. Exercise: Pg. 6
2. Formality Academic writing is relatively formal. In general this means in an essay that you should avoid: a . colloquial words and expressions ; ""stuff", "a lot of", "thing", "sort of", b. abbreviated forms : "can't", "doesn't", "shouldn't" c. two word verbs (Phrasal verbs): "put off", "bring up" d. sub-headings, numbering and bullet-points in formal essays - but use them in reports. e. asking questions.
What are Phrasal Verbs? Phrasal verbs are verbs that consist of a verb and a particle. Particles are small words which you already know as prepositions. Some of the most common phrasal verb particles are: About, around, at, away, back, down, for, in, into, off, on, out, over, through, to, up.
3. Precision

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