prone vs supine : Common Errors in English

About prone vs supine

“Prone” (face down) is often confused with “supine” (face up). Some people use the phrase “soup in navel” to help them remember the meaning of the latter word. “Prostrate” technically also means “face down,” but is often usedto mean simply “devastated.”See also “.”

prone Meaning(s)

  • (s) having a tendency (to); often used in combination
  • (s) lying face downward

supine Meaning(s)

  • (s) lying face upward
  • (s) offering no resistance

prone in News

  1. Driver alert: Metro Detroit's most crash-prone intersections

    The Ford and Haggerty roads intersection in Canton Township is the most crash prone in southeastern Michigan, edging out 11 Mile and Southfield Road.
    on June 14, 2013 Source: Detroit News

  2. Canton intersection listed as 'most accident prone'

     The most accident prone intersection in all of Metro Detroit is Ford Road and Haggerty in Canton...
    on June 13, 2013 Source: ClickOnDetroit

  3. Accident-prone intersections to avoid

    The Southeast Michigan Council of Governments (SEMCOG) has released new data showing the most accident-prone intersections in metro Detroit.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: WXYZ-TV Detroit

supine in News

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