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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...


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 verb
Not subpena.Example: The judge issued a subpoena for the records. noun...

substantial - correct spelling

Example: He bought a substantial interest in the company....

substantive - vocabulary

Belonging to the real nature of a thing, essential; possessing substance, having practical importance. In law, substantive pertains to provisions of law dealing with rights and duties, as distinguish...

subterfuge - vocabulary

A device or conduct used to evade a rule, escape a consequence, or hide a course of conduct; something used to hide the true nature of conduct or event. Men felt a chill in their hearts; a damp in their...

subtle - correct spelling

Example: Though the changes were subtle, he noticed them at once....

succeed - correct spelling

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

success - correct spelling

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

successful - correct spelling

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

succession - correct spelling

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

sudden - correct spelling

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

sufficient - correct spelling

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


Learning a language is an art at its best form. If you are a native English speaker, then you would probably...

sulphur vs. sulfur

For many years there has existed a difference in the spelling for the name of element number 16 with the symbol S. British English spelt it "sulphur" while North American Engli...

Sundae vs. Sunday

“Sundae” vs. “Sunday”The main reason why some people tend to confuse “Sundae” and “Sunday” is their similar spellings. To make things even more confusing, both words are nouns as well as common, everyday words in English. Despite sou...

supercilious - vocabulary

Exhibiting 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

Being 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

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

Superlative Adjective

Most of us who have some basic knowledge and understanding of English language are familiar with the term ad...

superlative state

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

supersede - correct spelling

Not 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

To 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....

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