The UVic Writer's Guide


Colloquial (Colloq)


The word or phrase you have used is inappropriate in a formal essay, because it is too slangy:

The very idea of Titania falling in love with Bottom seems a tad preposterous.

Or the grammar may be too loose, too conversational:

Another thing is, every sentence ends with a question mark.


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