The word ‘write‘ can mean many different things. As a verb, the meaning is to put letters on paper with a pen or to compose.
- Sienna is writting a birthday card for her best friend. (put pen to paper)
- I wrote this song just for you. (compose)
Write is an irregular verb. The past tense is wrote and the past participle is written.
phrasal verbs with write
Phrasal verbs with ‘write’ include:
- write down
meaning – make notes/record something
example – I wrote down 3 pages of notes from today’s lecture.
- write in
meaning – send an email/text to a tv/radio station etc.
example – Miss Matthews has written in asking if it is ok to smack children.
- write off
meaning – cancel a debt or destroy a car in an accident
example – Since you worked for me all weekend, I’ve written off your debt.
- write out
meaning – write something in full or remove a character from a tv show
example – They’ve written Harry out of my favourite series. The actor is sick in real life.
- write up
meaning – write the finished/complete version
example – I’ll write up the notes from the meeting ASAP and send an email around.
Let’s learn the meaning of the phrasal verbs that contain the verb ‘write’ in more detail and see some examples in use.
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