Grammar Bomb: Discreet VS Discrete

Be discreet when reviewing the students’ grades; their assignments were discrete units, not group projects. 

#GrammarBombEA

 

Discreet [THINK: careful with speech (EE)]
Discrete [THINK: separate the Es]

 

Discreet implies the showing of reserve and prudence in one’s behavior or speech. Discrete means something quite different: “distinct, separate, unrelated.”

[read more about it on blog.dictionary.com]

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s