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Parts of pieces of writing

amendment

noun

one of the changes that has been made to the US Constitution

annexe

noun

a section that is added to the end of a document

attachment

noun

something you send with a letter, contract, or other document to give extra information

attention line

noun

a line in a letter to an organization that states which member of staff the letter is intended for

blank

noun

an empty space on a piece of paper, for example on an official form, where you write something

box

noun

a space on a printed form, in which you write

coda

noun

the final part of a piece of writing or a speech that acts as a summary

contents

noun

the things that are written in a book, magazine, letter, document etc

foot

noun

the bottom of a page or a column of words or numbers

footer

noun

a line or piece of writing that is repeated at the bottom of every page of a book or computer document

footnote

noun

a note at the bottom of a page that gives more detailed information about something on the page

graphics

noun

the pictures in a document, magazine etc. A single picture is sometimes called a graphic.

heading

noun

the title at the top of a page or piece of writing

insert

noun

a part that is put into something, especially a picture or a piece of writing put into a document

insertion

noun

something that is put into something else, especially an addition or a change in a piece of writing

line

noun

a series of words written or printed in a row

mark-up

noun

instructions added to documents that tell a computer how to print or organize the information

page

noun

one side of a sheet of paper in a book, newspaper, or magazine

page

noun

a sheet of paper in a book, newspaper, or magazine

paragraph

noun

a section of a piece of writing that begins on a new line and contains one or more sentences

passage

noun

a short section of a book, article, poem, or piece of music, considered on its own

reference

noun

a writer or a piece of work that is mentioned in a piece of writing by someone else

section

noun

a part of a newspaper, book, or other piece of writing that may be considered separately

small print

noun

the details of something such as a contract that are printed in very small letters and often contain conditions that limit your rights. The usual American word is fine print.

space

noun

a place on a form where you write something

subheading

noun

the title of one section of a longer piece of writing

text

noun

the part of a book, magazine, or computer document that consists of writing and does not include pictures or notes

wording

noun

the words that are used in a particular piece of writing or speech

annotation

noun

a purple passage

a piece of writing that is written in a very emotional or complicated style

sandwich generation

a generation … who are balancing working life with caring for both their teenage children and elderly parents

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dish

to gossip or share personal information with someone …

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