following definitions and examples.
1. assemble v., to
put together; to bring together
assistant copied and assembled the documents.
mail room clerk read the directions before assembling the parts to the new
2. beforehand adv.,
in advance, in anticipation
speed up the mailing, we should prepare the labels beforehand.
goods could have been shipped today had they faxed the order beforehand.
3. complication n., difficulty,
a. She will have to spend two more days in the
hospital due to complications during the surgery.
b. Complications always arise when we try to
cover too many topics in one letter.
4. courier n., a
messenger, an official delivery person
hired a courier to deliver the package.
courier service will clear the goods through customs.
5. express adj., fast
a. It's important that this document be there
tomorrow, so please send it express mail.
mail costs more than regular mail service, but it is more efficient.
6. fold v.,
to bend paper
the letter into three parts before stuffing it into the envelope.
fold the document if it doesn't fit the envelope.
7. layout n., a
format; the organization of material on a page
had to change the layout when we changed the size of the paper.
layout for the new brochure was submitted by the designer.
8. mention n., something
said or written; v., to refer to
was no mention of the cost in the proposal.
should mention in the letter that we can arrange for mailing the brochures as
well as printing them.
9. petition n., a
formal, written request; v., to make a formal request
a. The petition was photocopied and distributed
to workers who will collect the necessary signatures.
b. We petitioned the postal officials to start
delivering mail twice a day in business areas.
10. proof v., to
look for errors; n., evidence
letter was not proofed very carefully; it is full of typing mistakes.
order to get the rebate, you must send in proof of purchase.
11. register v., to
record, to track; n., a record
can register this mail for an additional $2.20.
needs to sign the register before entering the mail room.
12. revise v., to
brochure was revised several times before it was sent to the printer.
will need to revise the form letter since our address has changed.