Question 6 - 11th Grade English Language Arts and Literacy: Writing Practice Test for the SBAC

The writer wants to create a more formal tone in this paragraph. Which collection of words from the paragraph has the most informal language and should definitely be replaced to make the tone more formal?

The school board met to talk about funding for after-school programs next year for kids in the district. They determined that, with the current budget, only some of the stuff could be funded. While trying to figure out what to cut, they asked for the students’ input. The students didn’t want to see any of their programs cut, so it’s gonna be a tough fight.

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