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    #1

    colloquial

    Hi there,
    Spoken English > Written English
    Formal English > Formal English
    Colloquial English > ?



    What would be the answer?

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    #2

    Re: colloquial

    What is the question?

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    Re: colloquial

    http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/colloquial

    If you are looking for antonyms, dictionaries give them.

    I don't really understand your use of ">" greater than symbols.

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    #4

    Re: colloquial

    Your second example doesn't make sense. Both sides of the > sign read "Formal English".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #5

    Re: colloquial

    Maybe it's a trick?

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    Re: colloquial

    OMG! I am so sorry. I made a mistake. Well, let me retype it.

    1) Spoken English > Written English
    2) Formal English > Informal English
    3) Colloquial English > ?

    I think now it makes sense. I was actually looking for the antonym of "Colloquial". Soothingdave's source helped me to find the answer; which was "formal". I thought there would be any special word. Thank you all.

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    Re: colloquial

    Quote Originally Posted by UM Chakma View Post
    I thought there wouldn't be any such special word. Thank you all.

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    Re: colloquial

    Quote Originally Posted by UM Chakma View Post
    I thought there would be any special word.
    There isn't really- formal could fit. There are other words that could be used to reflect non-colloquial language, like refined, polished, etc, but I don't really think of them as antonyms, just as I wouldn't think of formal language as the antonym of slang, and would struggle to think of an antonym for it.

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    #9

    Re: colloquial

    What makes you think spoken English is greater than written English?

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    Re: colloquial

    I think the symbol's just being used to indicate antonyms, isn't it?

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