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    Which is more formal ?

    " for example the father as the breadwinner "

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    ''E.g. the father as the breadwinner "
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    the first one, because you can't use abbreviations in Scrabble
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    Dad has the Cash, now stfu and clean those dishes.

    edit: almost poetically formal
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    If you were to start the sentence with the word consider. It would look a lot better.

    Consider, for example, the father as the breadwinner.

    I suppose it is a conceptual thingy.
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    Question : Must English always be formal?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr JP Fugley
    No, one writes as one feels appropriate to the situation.
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    Sentence fragments may work some times in formal language. Not often, but I've seen people pull it off.

    e.g. and i.e. are timesavers for me, nothing more, so I'd go with the other sentence if i was writing an essay right now, I think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SnnY
    Not often, but I've seen people pull it off.

    Far too much information I think.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigboab
    Far too much information I think.


    One questions if SnnY's choice of S&M leisure pr0n isn't affecting his sentence construction.


    Btw, I'd probably prefer to use commas in the sentence starting with consider suggested above. However, without them the sentence flows much more easily.

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