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    OK or okay? Which one is too formal?

    OK or okay.

    I am trying to write in a US conversational tone.
    "I am OK." or "I am okay."
    "It's OK to enter." or "It's okay to enter."

    Would you be so kind as to tell me, which one is too formal?
    Thank You so much!

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    Re: OK or okay? Which one is too formal?

    They are both informal and can be used freely in colloquial writing.

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    Re: OK or okay? Which one is too formal?

    Which one is best for US conversational tone?
    OK or okay?
    Thank You so much!

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    Re: OK or okay? Which one is too formal?

    Quote Originally Posted by amk0300 View Post
    Which one is best for US conversational tone?
    OK or okay?
    Thank You so much!
    Neither one is better than the other. Both are OK (or okay.)

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    Re: OK or okay? Which one is too formal?

    Quote Originally Posted by amk0300 View Post

    I am trying to write in a US conversational tone.


    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****


    Hello, Amk:


    I thought that you would like to know about another way to pronounce and write OK / okay.


    Manager: I want you to be here at 7 a.m. tomorrow.

    James: Yes, sir. / OK. / Okey-doke.

    ***

    Mona: I have a doctor's appointment at 9 a.m. tomorrow.

    James: Okey-doke. I'll arrive at your home by 8:30 to pick you up and take you.

    ***

    Mona: I hear you have not been feeling too well. How are you doing?

    James: Don't worry. Everything is okey-doke.


    James


    NOTES:

    1. Some people spell it as "okey-dokey."

    2. It is strictly informal. In some cases, it could sound rather cheeky (mildly rude). I would NOT say this to my boss!
    Last edited by TheParser; 07-Nov-2014 at 14:36. Reason: I changed the name of a dialogue participant.

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