English Grammar
Write Better. Right Now!
Learn How to Write Better English!!

Plain English Writing - Business Writing Software - English Grammar Books - Free eBooks
LousyWriter - Write Better English
( FREE E-BOOK )
How to Write Clear, Readable, Effective Sentences that Readers Love!
Free eBook:
How to Write Clear, Readable, Effective Sentences that Readers Love!
( DOWNLOAD NOW! )

( Sponsor Ads )
StyleWriter - the world's largest style and usage checker, makes it easy to write error-free, plain English copy.

Creative Writing Software - Best-selling fiction writing software and story-development tools to help you write your next story or novel.








WORD CLASSES > Connecting Words > Spoken and Written Words > Word Groups > Denotative Words > Connotative Words > Generic Words > Specific Words > Antonyms, Homonyms and Synonyms > Localism and Provincialism Words > New Words > Technical Words > Colloquial Words > Foreign Words > Slang Words > Old Words and Obsolete Words > Anglo-Saxon Words > Latin Words > Name Words > Motion Words > Picture Words > Explanatory Words


Colloquial Words

Colloquial WordsColloquialism is a form of expression which we allow in familiar conversation (written or spoken), but which we disallow in formal and dignified conversation. Colloquialisms consist mainly in using inexact and abbreviated forms.

For example, we frequently use the word "nice." It is a "nice" day is inexact, but the expression is so widely colloquial as to make it permissible in informal conversations.

Such abbreviations as ad, photo, exam, auto, phone, are colloquial. You should guard against allowing your form of expression to become too colloquial; otherwise readers may justly accuse you of "laziness in writing." Moreover, colloquialism is a sibling to slang.

© LousyWriter.com

WORD CLASSES > Connecting Words > Spoken and Written Words > Word Groups > Denotative Words > Connotative Words > Generic Words > Specific Words > Antonyms, Homonyms and Synonyms > Localism and Provincialism Words > New Words > Technical Words > Colloquial Words > Foreign Words > Slang Words > Old Words and Obsolete Words > Anglo-Saxon Words > Latin Words > Name Words > Motion Words > Picture Words > Explanatory Words