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can "definitely" be used in writing English? In an essay, can I write as : It is definitely harmful to children. Does it seem informal ?
Aug 20, 2014 10:20 AM
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It does not seem very scientific, because a) you are not referring to your evidence (at least in this sentence) b) what is "harm"? A more suitable phrase might be (for example) "a clear link has been shown between watching television and a reduction in liver function in children", And then mentioning the evidence or referencing the studies.
August 20, 2014
No, it's not too informal, but you might also use 'undoubtedly' or 'unquestionably', which are maybe more suitable for essay-writing.
August 20, 2014
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