Are the listed words colloquial to use while writing?
I second this opinion.
I reckon, it would benefit both
Due to the non stop rain
Should we avoid using these in writing?
Can someone clarify? Thanks.
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A lot of people automatically think of written language as more formal than speech. But the divide is not between oral and written, but between formal and informal. There are a lot of examples of both formal speech and informal writing style. The three phrases you supply are all acceptable in informal communication, whether written or spoken, with minor corrections:
I second this opinion. I reckon it would benefit both. Due to the non-stop OR nonstop rain.
The first sentence is also useful for formal communication, oral or written. Of course, people have different definitions of formal and different ideas of when particular words are acceptable, so--as we say--your mileage may vary. I.e., other people may have a different opinion, I reckon.
Note if you begin a sentence with I reckon, I said, I heard, etc. you do not need a comma, but if you end the sentence with the words, use a comma:
I reckon it would benefit both.
I said it would benefit both.
I heard it would benefit both.
It would benefit both, I reckon.
It would benefit both, I said.
It would benefit both, I heard.