Found 240 articles starting with S: Page #9

substantial - correct spelling

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

substantive - vocabulary

adjective
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

noun
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

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

succeed - correct spelling

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

success - correct spelling

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

successful - correct spelling

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

succession - correct spelling

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

sudden - correct spelling

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

sufficient - correct spelling

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

Suffix

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

adjective
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

adjective
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

noun
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

verb
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

verb
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....

supposition - vocabulary

noun
Conjecture, 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

verb
Example: The judge will suppress this evidence....

surely - correct spelling

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

surfeit - vocabulary

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

Discuss these grammar articles with the community:

0 Comments


    We need you!

    Help us build the largest grammar knowledge base and articles collection on the web!


    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Check your text and writing for style, spelling and grammar problems everywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Check your text and writing for style, spelling and grammar problems everywhere on the web!

    Browse Grammar.com

    Free Writing Tool:

    Instant
    Grammar Checker

    Improve your grammar, vocabulary, and writing -- and it's FREE!


    Improve your writing now:

    Download Grammar eBooks

    It’s now more important than ever to develop a powerful writing style. After all, most communication takes place in reports, emails, and instant messages.