What is Tone? - Definition & Examples


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Tone in writing is _________.

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1. Two of the measures of the formality of tone in writing are ___________.

2. Tone in writing adapts and changes to ____________.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Tone is not just what you write but how you write it, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of the concept. You'll be assessed on your understanding of tone and its uses.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Definition of tone
  • Methods of measuring formality
  • Reasons to adapt tone

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related writing lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the different forms tone can take
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about how tone is conveyed

Additional Learning

To learn more about writing, review the accompanying lesson called What is Tone? - Definition & Examples. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define tone and its purpose
  • Identify the tone of specific examples
  • Recognize how tone changes in different mediums