Language Registers: Definition, Uses & Examples


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An example of formal register in writing would be:

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1. Which of these is an example of an informal register?

2. Formal registers are often used to create a tone of objective _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

In this quiz and worksheet set, you are reviewing the linguistic registers used in literature. Questions ask about using a formal register in writing as well as what a register says about a character.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You can find the following topics in the quiz questions:

  • Informal registers
  • Formal registers and tone
  • Determining register
  • What register says about a character

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can identify an example of an informal register
  • Information recall - remember what you have learned about formal registers
  • Knowledge application - use what you know to answer questions about how to determine a register and what it can tell us

Additional Learning

To find out more about their use, open the lesson titled Language Registers: Definition, Uses & Examples, which houses the following additional material:

  • Informal and formal registers
  • Style and dialogue as they relate to registers
  • Why poetry has its own category within the definition of formal register