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predicate

Every sentence or clause has a subject and a predicate. The subject is a noun, pronoun, or group of words acting as a noun, and the words ...

predicate adjective

A predicate adjective is an adjective appearing in the predicate of a sentence or clause and modifying the grammatical subject of t...

predicate nominative

A predicate nominative is also called a subject complement or a predicate noun. The predicate nominative typically follows the verb to be. Sometimes a predicate nom...

predicate noun

 See predicate nominative....

predictable - correct spelling

predictable - adjective  Example: New polls show the predictable winners in the election....

predilection - vocabulary

nounA tendency or inclination to think favorably about something, a preference, as in a predilection for Mozart. The parrot holds its food for prim consumption as daintily as any debutante, [with] ...

predominant, predominate

As an adjective, predominant describes something with the greatest influence or authority.As a verb, predominat...

prefer - correct spelling

prefer - verb  Example: We can go to the opera, if you prefer....

preference - correct spelling

preference - noun  Example: My preference is Coke, not Pepsi....

preferential - correct spelling

preferential - adjective  Example: The boss’s daughter received preferential treatment....

preferred - correct spelling

preferred - verb (past tense and past participle of the verb prefer) and adjective  Not prefered.Example: She ...

Prefix Words

IntroductionMany words start with prefixes; e.g., nonresident, antitrust, coparty, and a spate of others. As a writer, you must learn the rules of hyphenation. So let's start with this observation:...

Prefix Words - Exceptions to the Rule

Important ExceptionsThere are some exceptions to the basic rule that prefix words do not include the hyphen: Root word is capitalized. Root word is a date. Hyphenate to avoid ambiguity. ...

prejudice - correct spelling

prejudice - noun and verb  Example: In the 1960s, they fought the war against racial prejudice. noun...

premier, premiere

Premier is both a noun and an adjective associated with the highest status or rank.Premiere can be used as a noun ...

premise - vocabulary

nounA proposition on which an argument is based or from which a conclusion is drawn. In law, premises refers to land and buildings on the land.verbTo assume or state as a propos...

preparation - correct spelling

preparation - noun  Not preperation.Example: Careful preparation ensured the physician’s success....

prepare - correct spelling

prepare - verb  Example: He tried to prepare a gourmet dinner....

preposition

A preposition is one of the eight parts of speech. The preposition serves as a dab of glue, sticking a noun, a group of words acting as a noun, or a pronoun onto the ...

prepositional phrase

When a noun or pronoun combines with a preposition, it forms a prepositional phrase, which primarily acts as either an adjective (the book ...

Prepositional Phrase - Two Parts

The prepositional phrase consists of two major parts:1. the preposition 2. the object of the prepositionThe object is the noun (or pronoun) attached to the sentence by the preposition. That noun might be a true noun, a noun phrase, or...

Prepositions - Definition, Overview, and Lists of Examples

WelcomeBelow you’ll find links to our discussion on prepositions. We recommend that you start with the first topic, Prepositions - Words ...

Prepositions - Words That Glue

Now let’s explore a very important part of speech, the preposition. This little word helps us hook nouns onto sentences. When we do, we form prepositional phrases. When you complete this section, you might decide that a preposition is a good word to ...

prerogative - vocabulary

nounExclusive privilege or right, obtained or exercise because of rank or office, as in prerogatives of a member of Congress. Elegance is not the prerogative of those who have just...

prescience, prescient - vocabulary

nounPrescience: knowledge of events before they take place.adjectivePrescient: perceiving significance of events before ...

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