UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈrɪtən/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈrɪtən/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(ritn)

From the verb write: (⇒ conjugate)
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v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
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Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
past participle
  1. [cleverly, stylishly, poorly, clearly, badly, well] written
  2. a [cleverly] written [article, essay, piece]
  3. [quite, fairly, reasonably] well written
  4. a well-written [article]
  5. a written [account, version] (of)
  6. a written [agreement, promise, contract, undertaking] (to)
  7. written [applications, requests, permission]
  8. [gave, handed in, sent] written notice (of)
  9. a [note, message, letter] written in [ink, pen, pencil]
  10. a [note] written in [blue, red, black] (ink)
  11. the written word
  12. a written [language, alphabet]
  13. written [German, English, Spanish, Arabic, French]
  14. spoken and written [language, communication]
  15. must [receive, present, have] written authorization
  16. you will need written [authorization, permission] (to)
WordReference English Collocations © 2020


Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
  1. write a [book, novel, poem]
  2. write an [essay, article]
  3. write for [children, adults, teens]
  4. write [fiction, nonfiction]
  5. write for [a living, pleasure]
  6. wrote [1000 words, four pages]
  7. write in [English]
  8. write about your [day, experiences]
  9. write about the [war, discovery]
  10. write down your [ideas, thoughts, reactions]
  11. write a review on [the store, your experience]
  12. write up a [review, response, report, ticket, complaint]
  13. write to [request, apply]
  14. I am writing to [complain, inquire]
  15. I am writing to [congratulate, thank, inform] you
  16. write (to) me from [college, China]
  17. write to you every [day, week]
  18. write to your [parents, friends]
  19. learn to read and write
  20. write and [sign, read]
  21. write [in cursive, joined up]
  22. write [neatly, messily, clearly, illegibly, longhand]
  23. write on [the paper, a sticky note, your hand]
  24. write down your [name, title, ideas]
  25. write it down [on, in]
  26. write off a [debt, loan, car]
  27. the [debt] was written off
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