anthology, collection, selection, series, set, volume

In 2001 she published a collection of essays.

do, write

Have you done your essay yet?


I finished my essay about 10 o'clock last night!


He concludes the essay by calling for a corrective.

hand in, turn in (esp. AmE)

Essays handed in late will not be accepted.

contribute, submit

A version of this essay was presented at the Astronomical Society.


The fifteen essays collected in this volume.

be entitled sth, be titled sth (esp. AmE)

an essay entitled ‘Memory’

address sth, discuss sth, examine sth, explore sth

The essays explore Einstein's personal development.

provide sth

This essay provides a comprehensive overview of the subject.

argue sth, suggest sth
question, title, topic

You have to answer three out of eight essay questions in the exam.


Lunch was the only time she could finish her essay assignment.

competition (esp. BrE), contest (AmE)

the teenage winner of an essay contest

collection (esp. AmE)
in an/the essay

He made some very good points in his essay.

essay about, essay on

We have to write an essay on the environment.

essay by

an essay by Montaigne

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