Found 207 articles starting with S:

succeed - correct spelling

verbExample: He wanted to succeed in his career....

success - correct spelling

nounExample: “Nothing succeeds like success.” — Sir Arthur Helps, “Realmah” (1868)....

successful - correct spelling

adjectiveExample: The successful venture returned handsome profits to the investors....

succession - correct spelling

nounExample: The people celebrated his succession to the throne.Example: He inherited the property through intestate ...

sudden - correct spelling

adjectiveExample: The sudden appearance of his mother at the party embarrassed the college student....

sufficient - correct spelling

adjectiveExample: He provided sufficient funds for his children’s education....

supercilious - vocabulary

adjectiveExhibiting haughty, arrogant contempt or superiority for those considered unworthy. In a quick turn of her head, in a frank look, a boyish pout, in that proud glance from lowered lids, so pity...

superfluous - vocabulary

adjectiveBeing more than is needed or sufficient; excess. Superfluous wealth can buy superfluities only. Money is not required to buy one necessary of the soul....

superintendent - correct spelling

nounExample: The superintendent of the apartment building enforced the rules....

superlative state

Most adjectives and adverbs come in three states. The positive state describes the basic attribute (the hot plate, ...

supersede - correct spelling

verbNot supercede.Consider this usage note from Merriam-Webster: Supercede has occurred as a spelling variant of supersede since the 17th century, and it is common in current publi...

supersede, supercede

The correct spelling is supersede. With an -s, not a -c....

supplant - vocabulary

verbTo force out another, through strategy or schemes; to take the place of. Socialists propose to supplant the competitive planning of capitalism with a highly centralized planned economy....

supposition - vocabulary

nounConjecture, assumption; something that is supposed; an opinion based on incomplete evidence. Another and far more important reason than the delivery of a pair of embroidered gloves impelled Hester, at t...

suppress - correct spelling

verbExample: The judge will suppress this evidence....

surely - correct spelling

adverbGrammar.com's section on the Parts of Speech discusses the demise of -ly adverbs. Click here for that di...

surfeit - vocabulary

nounExcess, an excessive amount, as in a surfeit of political speeches; overindulgence in eating and drinking; general disgust caused by excess.verbTo supply with anything to ex...

surprise - correct spelling

noun and verbExample: This news was a surprise to all. nounExample: His announcement will ...

surrogate - vocabulary

nounA person appointed to act for another, a deputy; a substitute; a surrogate mother. In law, in some states, a surrogate is a judicial officer charged with probating wills and administering estates....

surround - correct spelling

verb and nounExample: The police plan to surround the crack house. verbExample: The archite...

susceptible - correct spelling

adjectiveExample: He is susceptible to the flu virus....

suspense - correct spelling

nounExample: The suspense is killing us....

suspicious - correct spelling

adjectiveExample: He was suspicious of the strange behavior of his accountant....

sweat - correct spelling

verb and nounExample: He learned to sweat the details. verbExample: The ...

switcheroo noun

I coined this term to describe two-word pairs. The two words are spelled and sometimes pronounced identically. One word acts as a noun, the other as a verb.A classic example is change. A nouny ...

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