The next word in our vocabulary boost series is WRITE. WRITE is a high frequency verb that can be used as a synonym of take notes, discard, redact. There are numerous collocations and phrasal verbs that are formed using WRITE.


As recommended in our START method (HERE), you should always learn vocabulary as a short phrase and relate new words to synonyms and use them. Click (HERE) and (HERE) for advice on how to learn more vocabulary and HERE for an example of a great strategy to learn new words.



To learn new collocations and word patterns you should create phrases using them and also do exercises (HERE)

Write a review

Write a blog

Write a review

Write a book

Write a letter

Write a story

Write a note

Write on paper

Write on the wall

Write in rough

Write in neat

Do a writing

Have something in writing

Write by hand

Inspire somebody to write

Prompt somebody to write

Write about something


Phrasal verbs:

The learning of phrasal verbs is best done using this method (HERE)

Write off – discard

I had to write off the job offer as I didn´t have the means of transport to make the long commute

Write out – write in full

I was sick of my job so I decided to write out my resignation letter

Write down – take notes

In class I always write down everything the teacher say of interest

Write back – answer someone in written format

I decided to write back to my pen pal to explain what was going on

Write in – add a name to a list

Can you write me in for the course on Saturday?

Write into – add a specific detail

I wrote the new information into the minutes (notes) of the meeting



To learn how to use WRITE you need to practice and put these words and collocations into your own words to be able to remember them.



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