Grammar Bomb: Discreet VS Discrete

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



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.”

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