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ENGLISH LANGUAGE A LEVEL what is the definition of 'mode' and 'register'? Watch

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    For part of my summer work for A Level we have to find definitions for a list of 12 words we will be using over the course.

    Two of those words are 'Mode' and 'Register'

    I am struggling to find which definition is relevant for English Language.

    Can anyone help me out?

    Thank you!
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    Register is whether it is written formally or informally, and I'm not sure about mode but I'm going to guess it is the medium used to write, e.g. poetry, novel, play etc
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    Mode is all about what format was text written in. Poetry, novel, play is form, which is a literary term whilst mode is the linguistic term.

    So you have written mode (newspapers, magazines, leaflets, advice pages), spoken mode (conversations, transcripts), electronic mode (online websites, forums, chat rooms, facebook, online menus) and then blended mode which is two or more modes mixed. For example an online article is a mix between electronic and written. Whilst a speech is a cross between spoken and written.
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    Thank you so much! I understand now


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