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Describing documents, letters or other pieces of writing

written

adjective

something that is written involves writing and not speaking or drawing

on paper

in writing

circular

adjective

sent to many people at the same time

newsy

adjective

a newsy letter is full of information about what is happening in someone’s personal life

textual

adjective

relating to pieces of writing

returnable

adjective

a returnable document is one that you must deal with and send back to someone, usually within a particular period of time and often to a court of law

unanswered

adjective

an unanswered letter or message has not had a reply

valid

adjective

a valid document or ticket will be accepted by officials

enclosed

adjective

sent in an envelope with a letter

in black and white

in a written or printed form, and therefore more likely to be true or definite

pre-cation

a paid holiday given to a new employee before they start their job

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