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Will someone please check me and make sure I am understanding what I am doing.

A. Identifying Formal and Informal English

In each sentence below underline the word or words in parentheses that are formal English.

1. The statue is inside a temple, so don’t (act up, misbehave).

2. Those people speak a (lingo, language) that I don’t understand.

3. Our sergeant did not want to hear any (arguments, lip).

4. I’ve been feeling (weak, run-down) since this cough began.

5. On weekends, I like to (be, hang) with my friends.

B. On the lines below rewrite each of the sentences using a formal English.

6. When Ali learned he had won, he was on top of the world.

When Ali learned he had won, he was very excited.

7. Don’t bug me about my homework, because it’s done.

Don’t bother me about my homework, because it’s done.

8. I guess you can kiss that money goodbye.

I guess you can expect not to see that money.

9. We haven’t won a single game, so let’s call it quits.

We haven’t won a single game, so let’s go home.

10. Gloria and Margaret raced neck and neck for the finish line.

Gloria and Margaret raced side by side for the finish line

C. Analyzing the connotations of words

For each sentence below decide whether the italicized word or phrases has the correct connotation. If it does not write a better word or phrase on the line before the sentence. If it is correct write C

Fuzzy 11. One mannequin wore a beautiful, hairy sweater.

smelled 12. The entire apartment reeked of baking bread.

Talked to 13. The new girl that confronted in Spanish class is very pleasant.

Proud 14. Although I did not win first prize, I feel smug that I tried.

colorful 15. I love the Canadian flag, with its garish maple-leaf design.

C 16. Determined women are wishing for equal treatment in the job market.

C 17. After such a hot day, the cool night air felt wonderful.

Clean 18. Each pilgrim enters Mecca wearing a sanitized white robe.

Small 19. Your room is lovely, and it is easy to clean because it’s cramped.

asked 20. The politician nagged everyone to vote for him.

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You seem to have the idea fine.

One alteration:

8. I guess you can kiss that money goodbye.

I guess you can expect not to see that money again.

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Hi,

Although these two terms are not completely similar in some ways, I'd suggest this for #4..

I’ve been feeling (weak, run-down) since this cough began.

Clive