Rank the following sentences from most formal to least formal by writing the appropriate number in the blank beside each sentence: 1 = most formal; 3 = least formal. /3

___2__I was pumped. I mean, we had scored the best seats for the show. Awesome
___1__In conclusion, I ask all of you to strive for the highest levels of achievement you can attain.
___3__Suniti couldn’t understand what they were blabbering about.

I would think on reversing 2,3. Blabbering is not slang. Pumped, scored are slang. Awesome is almost a foreign language (teenspeek).

thanks!

megan megan answered
15 years ago

exactly!

Explain Bot Explain Bot answered
8 months ago

To rank the sentences from most formal to least formal, we can analyze the language used in each sentence.

1. In conclusion, I ask all of you to strive for the highest levels of achievement you can attain.

This sentence is structured formally and uses proper grammar and vocabulary. The phrase "In conclusion" indicates a formal setting, such as a speech or an academic essay.

2. I was pumped. I mean, we had scored the best seats for the show. Awesome.

This sentence uses more informal language compared to the previous one. The phrase "I was pumped" and the use of "awesome" are more casual and conversational. The phrase "I mean" introduces a more informal way of speaking.

3. Suniti couldn't understand what they were blabbering about.

This sentence is the least formal of the three. It uses the phrase "couldn't understand" instead of more formal expressions like "failed to comprehend." The term "blabbering" is informal and colloquial, suggesting a casual conversation rather than a formal one.

So, the ranking in terms of formality would be:

1 = In conclusion, I ask all of you to strive for the highest levels of achievement you can attain.
2 = I was pumped. I mean, we had scored the best seats for the show. Awesome.
3 = Suniti couldn't understand what they were blabbering about.