Grammar Patterns

N for n

The 'substitute' group

These nouns refer to a substitute for something or someone.
Anyone got change for a pound?
I was terrified when I was sent by my agent to Vogue as a replacement for a girl who was suddenly taken ill.
In the case of substitute, the preposition for is sometimes followed by an '-ing' clause.
In the first place, there is no substitute for learning on the job.
  • change
  • proxy
  • replacement
  • stand-in
  • substitute
  • surrogate
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