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answer a letter

This page is about the collocation answer a letter

collocation pattern: verb + noun

Meaning

to write back to someone who sent you a letter

For example

  • Have you answered your mum's letter yet?

  • The letters in that pile haven't been answered yet, but the letters in this one have.

Note:
Related collocations include "answer an email" and "answer a text message"

Quick Quiz

I haven't answered your letter because

a. I wanted to keep it

b. I haven't had the time

c. I've forgotten how to answer

Contributor: Matt Errey