Questions tagged [tone]

Questions on the general character or attitude of a phrase, sentence or other form of written language.

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“We have stood” and using correct tense with the tone of an article

English Stack community, we're seeking help with an internal debate concerning tense use while considering the desired tone of an article. In the following sentence, is the use of "we have stood" ...
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Are these phrases too posh-sounding for conversational English?

I'm German, and I try to speak British English as best I can, it's the language I've learned at school, and I'm always trying to be consistent. However, much of my English vocabulary and phrasing I ...
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What is the difference between “we” and “one”?

After a bit of back-and-forth looking over nosisms and the use of "one", I wonder at what purpose is truly served in choosing one over another. For example: What one finds, in the end, is peace. ...