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    Smile humorous tune in informal writing.

    Hello everyone,

    I'm required to write humorous things in my informal writing, but actually I can't, so is there any way I can do it to be able to write in that way?
    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: humorous tune in informal writing.

    You are required by whom to write funny things in your informal writing?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: humorous tune in informal writing.

    Well, my friend gave me papers containing examiner's response to previous exams. it's written that they like letters having humorous things and personalisation. Also, you told me once before that, to write good English, I should first write my ideas I have come up with in my native language, then write them in English. Actually, i can't write them that well in English. I don't face this problem in for-&-aganist articles , only in Informal letters because i don't read about the ideas the bring in the exam as there's no material on the internet to learn from. I would be grateful if you helped me. Thanks in advance.
    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: humorous tune in informal writing.

    I'd be very surprised if the examiners were particularly thrilled if you started trying to be funny in your exams.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: humorous tune in informal writing.

    Example: The buffet was quite rich, and Manal decided to stick to her diet after the seventh helping.
    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: humorous tune in informal writing.

    I didn't say there was anything wrong with humorous statements. That one was vaguely amusing. However, I don't think the examiners are specifically looking for that kind of thing. I would concentrate on getting all the basics of your English right first, before trying to be a comedian.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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