[Tex/LaTex] How to write an actual superscript with \lim, \sup, etc


I'm trying to write $\sup' S$ — that is to say, $\sup S$ but with a prime on the sup. However, in display style, this comes out instead with the prime on top of the sup instead of in the superscript position. Presumably this is because LaTeX reads it as a superscript, and in display style, superscripts go on top of \sup just as subscripts go below it. How can I actually write sup' S and have it come out right?

Thank you!

Best Answer

You can drop in a \nolimits

 \[\sup' S\]
 \[\sup\nolimits' S \]