Read the following excerpts:

1.excerpt from John F. Kennedy’s “Inaugural Address” (January 20, 1961)
2.excerpt from the novel On the Road by Jack Kerouac
Using the information regarding diction and the elements pertaining to informal and formal language, consider whether EACH excerpt

is in either formal or informal language and briefly explain your rationale. Look at the presence or absence of contractions and

slang/colloquialisms, as well.
Select one of the excerpts and rewrite it, changing it to either formal or informal language.

If you choose the excerpt that you think is informal, change it to formal language.
If you select the excerpt that you think is formal, change it to informal language.

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