Chapter 11-4: Colloquialisms

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Although not all of your assignments may request a full-out academic, business, or professional tone with regard to word choice, there are still minimal levels in tone or register. For professional and academic texts, avoid using colloquial, informal, familiar, casual, ordinary, street, slang, clichés, or conversational tones and verb forms. Below is a list of common language level infractions made by students on professional texts:

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