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    tone and register

    Hi there,

    Could anyone tell the definitions of 'tone', 'register' and 'style' and the importance of them in writing a good essay? Any difference between 'tone' and 'style'?


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    Re: tone and register

    The "tone" of a piece of writing is whether it is angry, funny, ironic, sarcastic, and so on.

    The "style" is the way in which it is written - the way in which the writer uses words, grammar and syntax.

    I am not sure that "register" can apply to written material. It usually refers to spoken language.


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