Write (objects)

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Note that the Objects of this verb are one area where British formal usage differs from that in the US.

In formal British English, do not say "write me", or "she wrote him". These are fully acceptable in American English; but in formal British English we prefer to say "write to me", and "she wrote to him." The only things we can write are texts, words: one can "write a letter", or "an assignment".

This is a good example (in the British dialects of English) of the difference between a Direct and an Indirect Object. The Direct Object is the thing that one writes, 'puts on paper': the letter or assignment. The Indirect Object is the person for, or to, whom one writes.

"I wrote her [Indirect Object] a letter [Direct Object]"
"I wrote my tutor [Indirect Object] an assignment [Direct Object]."