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Message de tylegal posté le 21-06-2013 à 10:01:15 (S | E | F)
Hi there! (is it correct?)
Hi everybody! (is it casual or informal?)
Hello, (casual or informal?)
As I worked on exercise #5839 (thanks to anonyme), I was confused by the use of casual or informal.
I thought it was somehow similar, but it seems it
Could anyone explain the difference ? I searched the site then the web, but I found many contradictory explanations... I can't make my mind !
Thank you for your help !
Modifié par lucile83 le 21-06-2013 12:00
Réponse: Casual / informal de lucile83, postée le 21-06-2013 à 12:15:19 (S | E)
I think the explanations here are quite nice:
We can say those words are similar in their meaning, but not in their use.
In the test you have mentioned they are synonyms.
The word 'casual' comes from French and Latin as you can read here
and it contains the hint of something happening by chance,which the word 'informal' does not.
Hope that helps.
Réponse: Casual / informal de tylegal, postée le 22-06-2013 à 22:30:31 (S | E)
Thanks for the help.
I've still some difficulties in the tests, but I'll keep at it...
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