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There is no rule saying you must use informal English. The point of communicating is to get thoughts in your head into someone else’s head. If you can do that speaking formal English, then you are successful. Likewise, if you can understand others’ formal or informal English, then you are successful. The main difference with informal English is that we take ...


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I think the important thing to realise is that English (or anything really) is a living language - the way it's used varies by a huge amount from region to region (even town to town), generation to generation, culture to culture. With English especially, there are so many speakers all around the world that there are many variations - and they're all equally ...


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For example, AAVE, which is African American Vernacular English, uses double negatives. AAVE So do varieties of regional AmE such as southern English. And ain't (though sometimes used on purpose by educated speakers) is generally classed as dialectal and often places the speakers in a lower social class though it is considered proper dialectal usage in AAVE. ...


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