writing

noun
1 activity/job of writing
ADJECTIVE
effective

The book aims to teach effective essay writing.

creative, descriptive, imaginative
clear, concise, sharp
academic, critical, editorial (AmE), scientific, technical
essay, feature (esp. AmE), fiction, journal (esp. AmE), letter, novel, prose, report, script, song (usually songwriting)
business, food, history, science, travel, etc.
opinion (esp. AmE)
developmental (AmE)
freelance, professional
student (esp. AmE)

the evaluation of student writing

… OF WRITING
piece
VERB + WRITING
teach
improve
WRITING + NOUN
skills
style

His writing style is well suited to this subject matter.

PREPOSITION
writing for

the process of writing for publication

writing in

Students do most of their academic writing in English.

writing of

Housman's description of the writing of poetry

PHRASES
a style of writing
2 written/printed words
VERB + WRITING
put sth in, put sth into

The arrangement was never put into writing.

PREPOSITION
in writing

This agreement has to be confirmed in writing.

3 (often writings) books, etc.
ADJECTIVE
fine, good, great
bad
influential
early, later

His experiences in India influenced his later writings.

ancient, contemporary

Ancient writings reinforce their claims to the land.

published, unpublished
prose
academic, autobiographical, critical, historical, philosophical, political, sacred, scholarly, scientific, theoretical

Christians share some of their sacred writings with the Jews.

popular
collected, selected

Ruskin's collected writings

… OF WRITING
piece
anthology, collection

an anthology of writing about jazz

VERB + WRITING
read
publish

His writings on the history of art were published by Greenway and Settle.

WRITING + VERB
be about sth, deal with sth

Her early writing was concerned with the French Revolution.

include sth, range

His writings range from ancient to contemporary art.

indicate sth, provide sth, reflect sth, show sth, suggest sth

His writings provide us with a first-hand account of the civil war.

Her writings reflect the breadth of her interests.

influence sb/sth, inspire sb/sth
PREPOSITION
in … writing

You find more technical words in scientific writing.

through sb's writing

Her influence has been greatest through her writings.

writing about

Her name crops up frequently in writings about the Renaissance.

writing by

a collection of writings by artists

writing for

the composer's fine writing for the piano

writing on

The book is a collection of writings on death by various authors.

4 putting words on paper
VERB + WRITING
do, practise/practice

Every morning the children do writing.

improve
WRITING + NOUN
paper
desk
PHRASES
reading and writing
5 handwriting ⇨ See also ↑handwriting
ADJECTIVE
small, tiny
legible, neat
illegible
cursive (esp. AmE), joined-up (BrE)
childish
spidery
VERB + WRITING
have

He has very neat writing.

read

I can't read your writing.

recognize

I didn't recognize the writing.

decipher
PREPOSITION
in sb's writing

The list was in Elizabeth's writing.


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