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Write for something vs Write off for something

write for something

1. write pieces for a newspaper, magazine, etc.:

  • Students past and present have written for the Oxford student newspaper and the University radio station.

2. request smth. by post:

  • “And haven’t you written for further particulars?” “I have been thinking of doing so. You would advise me to write to the doctor?”

write off for something— = write for something 2:

  • No one here could answer my questions, so I had to write off for more information.