subject to vs subjected to : Common Errors in English

About subject to vs subjected to

“I was told I could board the airplane subject to a security scan.”“At the airport I was subjected to a humiliating search.”Does it help you to distinguish between these expressions to know that “subject” in the first example is an adjective and“subjected” in the second example is a verb? Didn’t think so.Although these two expressions can sometimes be switched with only a slight change in meaning, they are not equivalent. To be subjected to some sort of treatment is to actually be treated in that way, usually in an objectionable way.But to be subject to a regulation, to taxes, to discussion, to inspection, to any sort of condition, is to be liable to it. In some contexts, the conditional action is mandatory: “Shipment will be made subject to approval of your charge card.” In others, the conditional action may be theoretical, not uniformly enforced: “This Web page is subject to change.” Many people mistakenly use “subjected to” in this sort of context.

subject to in News

  1. Today's Sports Broadcast Schedule

    (Subject to change)
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Kingston Daily Freeman

  2. La Ronge Announces Private Placement

    La Ronge Gold Corp. is pleased to announce that, subject to necessary regulatory approvals, it has arranged a non-brokered private placement consisting of 1,000,000 flow-through shares at a price of $0.20 ...
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Marketwired via Yahoo! Finance

  3. Halcon Resources Announces Public Offering of $300 Million Perpetual Convertible Preferred Stock

    HOUSTON, TEXAS, June 12, 2013-- Halcn Resources Corporation today announced that it has commenced, subject to market conditions, an underwritten public offering of $300 million of the Company's Series A Cumulative Perpetual Convertible Preferred Stock. J.P. Morgan and Barclays are acting as joint book-running managers in connection with this offering.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: CNBC

subjected to in News

  1. Letter: Where IRS Scrutiny Is Merited

    The IRS has been subjected to a witch hunt lately over its scrutiny of conservative organizations.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Valley News

  2. Westover noise study details revealed

    For generations, Chicopee residents have been subjected to the sounds and vibrations of large, low flying aircraft. Westover Air Reserve Base's neighbors learned the results of a noise study.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: WWLP Springfield

  3. Report: Rampant child abuse at ex-home in Vienna

    VIENNA (AP) — Children at a former city-run home in Vienna were rampantly abused, with some of them raped and subjected to other forms of sexual exploitation both by caregivers and outsiders, an Austrian investigative commission said Wednesday.
    on June 12, 2013 Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

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