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How to master the writing tone?

I usually don't know a phrase or a word's tone is formal or casual, how can I improve this skill?

For learning: English
Base language: English
Category: Language

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    Perhaps you could find an English dictionary which identifies formal words. Take an English dictionary and look up a formal word, like the verb "deem", and see if the dictionary identifies it as formal. When I tried this online, the Macmillan online dictionary identified "deem" as a formal word.

    I often use formal words in casual settings because I am an old person, and these were the words I learned and used in my youth as part of normal conversation. Now they are considered archaic and out-of-fashion, but I still use them because I like them!

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