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    Default colloquial English and English in common use?

    What are the differences between colloquial English and English in common use?

    Thank you.

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    Default Re: colloquial English and English in common use?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ju View Post
    What are the differences between colloquial English and English in common use?

    Thank you.
    Do you want to know what the difference in meaning between those two phrases is?
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Default Re: colloquial English and English in common use?

    If something is in common use, it could probably be used in formal contexts, while something colloquial would not.

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    Default Re: colloquial English and English in common use?

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Do you want to know what the difference in meaning between those two phrases is?
    According to my understanding, colloquial and common use are both used in conversation but not in formal speech or writing like slang. Please correct me with examples?

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    Default Re: colloquial English and English in common use?

    Your understanding of "common use" is wrong.

    If it's in common use, it's used commonly.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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