Some articles on formal written, written:
... by educated English speakers around the world is called formal written English ... It takes virtually the same form regardless of where it is written, in contrast to spoken English, which differs significantly between dialects, accents ... Local variations in the formal written version of the language are quite limited, being restricted largely to minor spelling, lexical and grammatical ...
Famous quotes containing the words written and/or formal:
“The demonstrations are always early in the morning, at six oclock. Its wonderful, because Im not doing anything at six anyway, so why not demonstrate?... When youve written to your president, to your congressman, to your senator and nothing, nothing has come of it, you take to the streets.”
—Erica Bouza, U.S. jewelry designer and social activist. As quoted in The Great Divide, book 2, section 7, by Studs Terkel (1988)
“The conviction that the best way to prepare children for a harsh, rapidly changing world is to introduce formal instruction at an early age is wrong. There is simply no evidence to support it, and considerable evidence against it. Starting children early academically has not worked in the past and is not working now.”
—David Elkind (20th century)