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    Smile Can I use any of these in Formal writings?

    Hello everyone,

    Can we use any of these in formal writing? (Just tell me their number)

    1_It's no good playing football in the rain
    2_It's no use ....
    3_It's no worth getting a cab.
    4_It's a wast of time cleaning my car.
    5_There's no point in complaining.

    I want your suggestions. (I know I should not use contractions in formal writings.)

    Thanks in advance.
    Last edited by saloom2; 16-Feb-2013 at 17:53. Reason: Numbers were hidden
    I wish I had better English, but I work hard to improve it. I'm studying for IGCSE, so I'm only interested in BrE.

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    Re: Can I use any of these in Formal writings?

    Quote Originally Posted by saloom2 View Post
    Hello everyone,

    Can we use any of these in formal writing? (Just tell me their number)

    _It's no good playing football in the rain.
    _It's no use ...
    _It's not worth getting a cab.
    _It's a waste of time cleaning my car.
    _There's no point in complaining.

    I want your suggestions. (I know I should not use contractions in formal writings.)

    Thanks in advance.
    What do you mean by "Just tell me their number"?

    I'm not sure in what kind of formal writing you would need to use a sentence like "It's not worth getting a cab".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Can I use any of these in Formal writings?

    In general, in business letter.

    I mean you needn't tell me the whole phrases, you can just tell me their number.
    I wish I had better English, but I work hard to improve it. I'm studying for IGCSE, so I'm only interested in BrE.

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    Re: Can I use any of these in Formal writings?

    Quote Originally Posted by saloom2 View Post
    In general, in business letter.

    I mean you needn't tell me the whole phrases, you can just tell me their number.
    I still have no idea what you're talking about. What number? There are no numbers in your post and we don't refer to the correctness or otherwise of sentences by using numbers.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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