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Hello Teachers,

Shall we use idioms and phrases in formal writing? My understanding is they should be used only in spoken form.
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Shall we use idioms and phrases in formal writing? My understanding is they should be used only in spoken form.

Idioms and phrases should be used in all kinds of writing and speaking. There is no restriction on the use of idioms and phrases only to spoken form. However, it depends on the idiom or phrase and its appropriateness for the context. Some idioms are distinctly formal; some are distinctly informal. 'Idiom' does not mean the same thing as 'slang'.

CJ
Thanks much, CaliJim.
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Hi! My name is Mikaela. I'm an English Teacher. I don't think that all teachers will agree on that,honey Emotion: thinking. Because I think that it is more proper to practice english words than to study idioms
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Hi Mikaela,

I think that it is more proper to practice english words than to study idioms The problem arises when learners are exposed to native speakers, who use idioms freely. I've had people say things to me like 'I've been learning English for 10 years, but when the person beside me on the bus spoke to me, I didn't understand what he meant.' It's often because of idioms.

Best wishes, Clive
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hey this is andy can anyone post phrases about sad happy and shocked/stunned?pls !!
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give me some idioms use sentence