Choice of Vocabulary.


Vocabulary is a just a fancy name for words. Writers have to choose their words carefully.

Think about the text's Purpose and Audience.

Different texts will use different vocabulary depending on what the purpose of the text is and who the audience is (See my pages for more on audience and purpose). For example:

1) A fairy story aimed at young children will use simple vocabulary so that it's easy to read.

2) An instruction manual for repairing a car engine will use technical vocabulary.

Texts might also use informal or formal language depending on their purpose and audience.

Let me tell you about my old pal Uri, and what happened to him on that crazy day last December... Informal language is the kind of language you use with friends or family. A writer might use it in a letter to someone they know well.



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