rough draft

This page is about the collocation rough draft

collocation pattern: adjective + noun

Meaning

an unedited or unpolished version of an essay, book, speech, screenplay, etc.

For example

  • It's just a rough draft, so it still needs a lot of work.

  • You told the publisher that the copy you sent was a rough draft, didn't you?

Note:
Related collocations include "rough sketch" and "rough drawing"

Quick Quiz

A rough draft of a novel is

a. a version that isn't the final one

b. a test printing of a novel

c. a summary of its story

Contributor: Matt Errey