Edit This Grammar Lesson: Discuss vs. Discus
Welcome to another Edit This® grammar lesson. In today's blog entry, let's discuss the difference between Discuss vs. Discus. Do you know when to use each one?
Most people will say they do know the difference. And yet, I see this mistake repeatedly in written copy ranging from school papers and published articles to blogs and social media posts. So, let's talk about it a little bit. And maybe by the end of this, we'll all be less confused.
Discuss (with the double "s") simply refers to talking about things.
* I'm up to discuss this over coffee.
* The board will discuss the hire soon.
* We can discuss this later.
Discus (with one "s") is a round object thrown for sport, such as in track and field events.
* She throws the discus.
* The discus event is tomorrow.
* Mike placed first in the discus.
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