general jurisdiction sessions. [5] Proponents of going digital say that technology is the easiest way to get the most accurate record of the proceedings, as the machine records everything faithfully as it occurs and is not [26] subject to human errors such as mishearing or mistyping. [6] However, with the rise of high-quality recording technology, reliance on court reporters 27 as a record keeper is decreasing.

In the short excerpt above, the word following [26] will be subject or subjected. I think it should be subjected, but I am not really sure and can't convince myself why. Any help will be much appreciated.


You need the adjectival subject to here, because what you mean is “errors are liable to happen”.

You would only use the verbal subjected to to indicate that “as part of a systematic procedure, errors are deliberately introduced”.

These definitions from the Oxford Dictionary online substanciate this:


Likely or prone to be affected by
(a particular condition or occurrence, typically an unwelcome or unpleasant one)

‘he was subject to bouts of manic depression’


subject someone/something to
Cause or force someone or something to undergo (a particular experience or form of treatment, typically an unwelcome or unpleasant one)

‘he'd subjected her to a terrifying ordeal’

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