dawn upon- not too informal?

kispalikee

Member
Hungarian
Hi everyone,

I've got a question about this sentence:

'It dawned upon me that this is the career path I aspire to pursue.' I would like this sentence to sound formal. Does the expression 'dawn upon me' sound fine in a formal context?
 
  • stez

    Senior Member
    english - australia
    To my mind it is too figurative and colourful for a formal context. I would simply use: 'I realised that this...'
     
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