Today’s word of the day exercise is
This word is frequently used in sport but it can also be used in a range of contexts and is similar to replace/replacement. You should note the range of prepositions it is used with.
Forms of the word
substitute (verb and noun)
Using the word
make: There is no ground that I can see for making any such substitution.
for: No method substitutes for the skill and sensitivity of the class teacher
of/with: This has not solved the problem but simply led to the substitution of one problem with another. [note that it is the substitution of something]
as: Many people use use saccharine as a substitute for sugar.
No: There is no substitute for adequate training, instruction and supervision.
good/poor/adequate etc: Telephone calls are a poor substitute for face-to-face communication.