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Tuesday, 29 January 2013

English importance of PACC

  • Why is it important to apply ‘PACC’  when communicating in different social situations?
It is crucial for setting the mood of the text and it tells the reader about how the writer feels, it is an essential tool for the writer of the letter to express himself to the reader.

  • If a majority of your classmates hold a certain view about a controversial topic, while you hold an opposing how would you convey your thoughts politely?
I would try to understand my peers’ points of view and try to explain my point of view in a polite and kind way, keeping in mind that forcefully getting everyone to stick to your idea is not a good idea.

  • What are the possible repercussions if tone and register are used wrongly?
People might be misunderstood and the opposition might get the wrong idea about what you are meaning. This would lead to arguments and fights, that is why using the correct register and tone is so important for daily conversations.


  1. It is important to apply PACC when communicating because the registers within (Formal or informal), will depend on the audience.Tone depends on purpose and context. So, we will not be able to communicate effectively using the right tone and register if we are unaware of the purpose, audience and context.

  2. If i oppose a certain view then i must let the whole class know in a polite manner. The register needs to be formal and tone should be firm yet respectful. ( And not offending or demeaning). For content, phrases like “I beg to differ”,”in my humble opinion”,etc May be used. Proper reasons should be provided. last but not the least, we must listen to what the others have to say.

  3. If tone and register are used wrongly, then the end result of the discussion may be disastrous.We need to keep in mind that even though we may hold a different view point from the rest of the classmates, we need to be respectful, polite yet firm. We cannot ,under any circumstance, hurt or demean others ( in this case, our friends). So, the discussion may end in a fight/quarrel which in turn will damage relationships.