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Using irregular sentences

 

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Method

Use irregular sentences in communication work when you want to communicate with others using the same language that they use. In such situations, colloquial terms and slang can be positively useful in creating bonding (although the opposite will happen if the other person believes you are deliberately aping them).

Example

No smoking.

Hello there!

Easy come, easy go.

Right. Ok 2 go tonite. See ya.

God save the Queen!

Discussion

Some sentences do not obey the full laws of grammar, although they can still be understood. These appear in such places as signs, greetings, sayings and informal communications such as email and phone texts.

Frozen sentences are sentences that have a fixed content and must not be changed -- their meaning is only valid when all words (including special forms) are used.

See also

Using simple sentences

 

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