It’s time for “Confusing Words of the Week” where I take a set of two or three words that get confused and give you definitions and try to give you a memory trick to help you remember when to use which word. If you have words that confuse you, use the Ask PTB tab on the website or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and they may appear here soon!
This week’s words are:
discreet – prudent
She was discreet about the secret her friend shared with her.
discrete – distinct; separate
The book had a discrete section on citations.
discreet – think of the ee as eyes seeing something that shouldn’t be posted on the internet or something that you have to be discreet about.
discrete is separate – both end in te