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a combining form meaning “writing,” used in the formation of compound words: graphomotor.
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“Was” is used for the indicative past tense of “to be,” and “were” is only used for the subjunctive past tense.
Also especially before a vowel, graph-.
Compare -graph, -graphic, -graphy.

Origin of grapho-

<Greek, combining form of graphḗ; akin to carve
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How to use grapho- in a sentence

  • I was in my usual place at the office of the Grapho to-day, she began.

  • I have to attend two big functions, and must take my copy afterwards to the Grapho and the Daily Post.

  • I dont think anyone could write a better leader than she, and as to her pars., they are quite the best the Grapho ever receives.