English words and Examples of Usage

Example Sentences for "formal"

He felt a bit strange at the party because he was dressed formally, and everyone else was wearing jeansDress for this evening is formal: shirts and ties for the men, dresses for women.

He felt a bit strange at the party because he was dressed formally, and everyone else was wearing jeans.

Your marks are so high that you have already passed the course. Writing the final exam is really just a formality.

The students had a formal dinner at the end of the program to celebrate their graduation.

The Prime Minister is apparently going to call an election, but a formal announcement has not yet been made.

She was an excellent musician despite the fact that she had no formal training.

Jim Rohn once remarked that formal education will make you a living, whereas self-education will make you a fortune.

Albert Einstein once said that it is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education.

He is a very stiff and formal person who never seems able to relax.

Relationships between students and teachers is much more formal in my country than here in New Zealand.

My English is quite informal; I use a lot of slang, and I don't always speak very clearly.

When learning a second language, informal exposure to the language in its natural setting is an important factor.

Research shows that individuals and groups within an organization do not always act in ways predicted by formalized rules and structures.

Studies show that about 80% of the care and support that older people receive comes from informal sources, particularly family members.

Even though you may not know the formal rules of your own language, you know a lot about its grammar, and you can use that knowledge when studying a second language.

Meals are not a formality in Nigeria, and family members do not necessarily dine together.

In 1988, Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat formally recognized the existence of the State of Israel.

In May of 1846, the U.S. government formally declared war on Mexico, although fighting had begun days earlier.

The border between the newly independent countries has now been formalized.

The new position has just been posted as a formality. The boss assured me that I would get it.

Discussion question: Would you consider the culture of this country to be more formal or less formal than that of your country of origin?

Find someone who has been to a formal occasion.


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