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Hello! I want to know how native speakers consider these words in colloquial English as below. I know they are unacceptable in formal English writing, such as business letter, academic writing.
- See ya!
- gonna, wanna
1 Do most educated people say these in daily communciation?
2 Are these words accepted in polite society?
3 Do most ordinary people speak them frequently?
Sorry, I forgot a relevant question. Should I apply them to the animal figures, which are supposed to similar to ordinary people, in my stories? I don't have any target readers. Could you please suggest?
I think the language a person use will reflect on their education and background so it depends on what kind of figures I want to create. Am I right?
Last edited by thedaffodils; 02-Dec-2008 at 16:27.
A great classic in which this is brilliantly used is "The Tales of Uncle Remus". Kenneth Grahame did it too in "Wind in the Willows".
Thank you very much for your answer again.
There're numerous interesting classic stories written by masters of English. If they want to learn/enjoy English, I'd like to recommend those good stuff to them.
You would make a good English authoress!
I think a good writer should have:
1. Deep thoughts, good imagination, ideas of novelty or strong analytical ability. (These depend on what style of article they write.)
2. Good language skill
Point 1 is the overriding thing. I don't think I will become a good writer of English on the bases of the two points. But I'd like to keep learning and improving myself.
An author also needs to be of very very very open mind.
Hope you would also acquire these qualities soon.