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Invent and discover
These two words are often confused.
Use invent of something which did not exist until man created it. Examples are: telephone, computer, steam engine, train, rockets etc.
James Watt invented the steam engine. (It was James Watt who created the steam engine. It didnít exist before he invented it.)
Use discover of something which existed without manís knowledge. Examples are: stars, galaxies, countries, continents, deserts, mineral deposits etc. Remember that you canít discover something you created. You can only invent it.
Columbus discovered America. (It wasnít Columbus who created America. It was already there.)
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