A later paragraph of the same article repeated it, except it used subjected to instead of subject to.

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I have rarely seen the use of subjected to before. Is it legitimate in as well? Why didn’t the author just keep it consistent by using subject to throughout the article? Does using varieties of forms enrich the expressions within an article?



I"ve always understood them lớn have somewhat different meaning.

<...> employees are subject to testing <...>

Means that at any time they could be required lớn be tested.

On the other hand,

<...> employees are subjected to testing <...>

would mean the employees are actually put through the testing.

Quick summary:Subject khổng lồ = might happenSubjected to = did or will happen



Generally, subject to (subject in this case is an adjective) is most commonly used in the following ways:

having a tendency for something

This road is subject to flooding.

conditional upon

Your business plan is subject to review. The promotion is subject to our terms and conditions.

Subjected to is used lớn mean "to be made to lớn undergo an unpleasant experience":

Sadly, immigrants are subjected to verbal & emotional abuse in many parts of the country.

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Triathletes are subjected to extreme physical demands.

Emperor Penguins are subjected to the severe cold of Antarctic winters.


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"subjected to" means that an act was actually performed."subject to" means that the legal situation allows the act khổng lồ be performed on them.So it could be that the article is pointing out that it is allowed for the test to occur, and then later the chạy thử actually took place.

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I would regard "are subject khổng lồ testing" as meaning that such testing is a condition of employment & may happen, but "are subjected to lớn testing" as meaning that such testing happens và perhaps when it happens is an imposition.

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“To be subjected to” is to lớn be caused lớn experience the thing. The experience definitely occurs.

“To be subject to” is to lớn be likely khổng lồ be caused lớn experience the thing. The experience can occur, but it is not definite.

If you are subject to search, you are at risk of being searched. But if you are subjected to search, you are, in fact, searched.

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