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How easily can you swap from formal to informal English?

By 18 December 2018Language Tips

Can you change these formal verbs to informal?

Formal vs. informal language

When speaking with colleagues or writing, it is best to use formal or technical verbs. However, these verbs may not be very familiar to your patients or seem overly formal. Instead you could use phrasal verbs.

  1. Can you match the formal verb to its matching phrasal verb?
  2. Can you make a sentence using one of the phrasal verbs which is new to you?

extract                 pick up

anaesthetise       throw up

lower                    take out

contract               bring down

vomit                    put under

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