SAT Writing and Language Drill 3.11 Effective Language Use

Formal vs. Informal tones can be tricky. This SAT Writing video tries to help you figure things out.

Effective Language UseStyle and Tone
Expression of IdeasEffective Language Use
Product TypeSAT Writing
SATSAT Writing and Language
SAT WritingExpression of Ideas
Test PrepSAT Writing

Transcript

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performance increasing its cooling cost by a lot All right

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people Well the essay isn't conversational One might even say

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it's ah a bit dry work which morning yeah of

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the choices listed the driest or most formal way to

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say ah lot is significantly as is the senses grammatically

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correct but the tone is suddenly ah lot or should

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we say significantly more conversational that's why a doesn't work

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you like comes out informally out of nowhere like your

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debutante ball and you smack someone on the back and

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tell a dirty joke right You don't do that well

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the word significantly gets the tone back on track but

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then supersizing brings the sentence right back to a conversational

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level that makes ah lot sound sophisticated Get rid of

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that like super sizing totally is the wrong tone plus

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totally can also mean completely which confuses the meaning of

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the whole sense How do you completely increase something it's

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like super unique We like totally don't know you know

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all right Finally we're done We'll see you in the 00:01:18.422 --> [endTime] next section we hope if you're away lo way