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    speak casually

    "Informal contractions are short forms of other words that people use when speaking casually."

    What does "speak casually" mean? Does it mean "to speak unconcentrated"?

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    Re: speak casually

    The writer intends speaking casually to mean "using everyday, less-formal language". The opposite of this would be speaking formally.
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    Re: speak casually

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    The writer intends speaking casually to mean "using everyday, less-formal language". The opposite of this would be speaking formally.

    It's like casual clothes which are dressed everyday except for important events.

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    Re: speak casually

    Quote Originally Posted by hhtt21 View Post
    It's like casual clothes which are dressed people wear everyday every day except for important events.
    See above.

    You can't say that clothes are dressed. The people are dressed in casual clothes. You could have said "... casual clothes which are worn ..."
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: speak casually

    Quote Originally Posted by hhtt21 View Post
    It's like casual clothes which are dressed worn every (space here) day except for important events.
    Yes. The person wearing the clothes is dressed. "Everyday" is one of many adjectives that combine two words which have to be written separately when they're used as an adverbial.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 16-Jun-2017 at 16:57. Reason: Fixed typo
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