Learn English Irregular Verbs - Write

write /raɪt/

  • 1 to produce letters, numbers, words, etc., especially with a pen or pencil:

    The teacher wrote the answers on the board.
    My big brother taught me to write.
    Winston wrote the date in his diary.
    It was written in an unfamiliar handwriting.

  • 2 to produce a new book, article, poem, something in written form:

    Goldstein had also written a book, a terrible book, a book against the Party.
    Judge Dawes, at the close of the revolutionary war, wrote some fine poetical pieces.
    All of written history, with its countries and its kings, its successes and disasters, covered only about a thousandth of this great period of time.
    Mel knew that his critical report on snow clearing had been written for reasons of personal dislike.

  • 3 to put information, a message of good wishes, etc. in a letter and send it to somebody:

    I wrote to Patrick two days ago, but he hasn't answered.
    Mrs. Fairfax had written to me while I was at Gateshead, telling me that the guests had all gone.

Past simple

  • wrote  /rəʊt/

  • writ

Past participle

  • written  /ˈrɪtn/

  • writ

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