Style_Formal_grammar_exercise_Wu

Style_Formal_grammar_exercise_Wu - Formal Grammar Style The...

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Formal Grammar Style The following are some non-vocabulary-related recommendations for maintaining a formal academic writing style. 1. Generally avoid contractions (in some fields it may be okay to use them). E.g. “won’t”→“will not” 2. Avoid the use of “I” or “we” (in some fields it may be okay to use them). 3. Use the more appropriate formal negative forms. E.g.1 “not…any” → “no” The analysis didn’t yield any new results. → The analysis yielded no new results. E.g.2 “not…much” → “little” The school didn’t allocate much funding. →The school allocated little funding. E.g.3 “not…many” → “few” This problem doesn’t have many solutions. → The problem has few solutions. 4. Limit the use of “run-on” expressions, such as “and so forth” and “etc.” E.g.1. These semiconductors can be used in robots, CD players, etc. → These semiconductors can be used in robots, CD players, and other electronic devices. 5.
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