speak casually

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

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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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It's like casual clothes which [STRIKE]are dressed[/STRIKE] people wear [STRIKE]everyday[/STRIKE] 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 ..."
 

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It's like casual clothes which are [STRIKE]dressed[/STRIKE] 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.
 
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