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    punishment and penalty

    Hi,
    Which of the following two words is formal?

    "PENALTY" "PUNISHMENT"

    I have consulted dictionaries but didn't get the answer. Your views please.

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    Re: punishment and penalty

    Both of those words can be used formally/informally, depending on the context.

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    Re: punishment and penalty

    Quote Originally Posted by UM Chakma View Post
    Hi,
    Which of the following two words is formal?

    "PENALTY" "PUNISHMENT"

    I have consulted dictionaries but didn't get the answer. Your views please.

    Thanks,
    Neither one is more formal than the other.

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