Found 211 articles starting with S:

stomach - correct spelling

noun and verbExample: He filled his stomach with junk food. nounExample: He couldn’t ...

Story vs. Storey

One of the many differences between American and British English is the spelling of certain words. Words that mean the same thing are sometimes spelled differently in each language community, for a variety of historical and lingu...

straight - correct spelling

adjective, adverb, and nounExample: He walked in a straight line. adjective...

strategy - correct spelling

nounNot strategery. :-)Example: The company’s president developed a new marketing strategy....

strength - correct spelling

nounExample: His bulging muscles showed his strength....

strenuous - correct spelling

adjectiveExample: The doctor advised him to refrain from strenuous exercise....

stretch - correct spelling

verb, noun, and adjectiveExample: You should stretch before exercise. verbE...

striking - correct spelling

verb (present participle of the verb strike) and adjectiveExample: The builder was striking...

stubbornness - correct spelling

nounNot stubbernness or stubborness.Example: His stubbornness irritated his neighbors....

studying - correct spelling

verb (present participle of the verb study)Example: We are studying effective writing....

stultify - vocabulary

verbTo give an appearance of foolishness to; to render wholly futile or ineffectual, usually in a degrading or frustrating way. A calm virility and a dreamy humor, marked contrasts to her level-headedness—i...

suasion - vocabulary

nounThe act of urging, advising, or persuading; an instance of persuasion. All gentle cant and philosophizing to the contrary notwithstanding, no people in this world ever did achieve their freedom by goody...

subject

The grammatical subject of a sentence or clause is a noun, a group of words acting as a noun, or a pronoun. The subject names what...

Subject-Verb Agreement - Plural Subjects

Watch OutBefore winding up our discussion of conjunctions, we need to visit the notion of subject-verb agreement in number. When you write a plural subject, you must use a plural verb. When you write a singular subject, you m...

subjective case

The personal pronouns (and the relative or interrogative pronoun who) exhibit case. The case of a pro...

Subjects Joined by Other Connectors

Watch OutWatch out for along with, as well as, together with, not to mention, and others. These are not conjunctions and do not form plural subjects.Writers often use other connecti...

Subjects Joined by “and”

A compound subject consists of two or more words acting as the subject of the sentence. When the series is joined conjunctively, that is, with the word and, in the vast majority of cases the subject is plural and requires a plural v...

Subjects Joined by “or”

When you have a series joined disjunctively by the word or, the number of the verb is determined by the number of the noun closest to the verb, that is, the last in the series. One apple, one orange...

subjugate - vocabulary

verbTo bring under total control or subjection; to conquer, master, or enslave. To ask strength not to express itself as strength, not to be a will to dominate, a will to subjugate, a will ...

subjunctive mood

First, understand this: The word mood has nothing to do with frame of mind, as in happy or sad. It actually refers to mode, which is the attribute of a verb suggesting the speaker's attitude t...

subordinate - correct spelling

adjective, noun, and verbExample: He uses too many subordina...

subordinate clause

A subordinate clause is also called a dependent clause. A dependent clause cannot stand by itself as a sentence. It must attach to an independent clause to form what is called...

subordinating conjunction

We have a long list of subordinating conjunctions. These words are used to start a subordinate clause, which can act as an adjective, adverb, or noun...

subordination

Each sentence has three essential parts: (1) the subject, (2) the verb, and (3) the other stuff, which is governed by the kind of verb chosen. Writers then begin to add to this basic ...

subpoena - correct spelling

noun and verbNot subpena.Example: The judge issued a subpoena for the records. noun...

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