invent vs discover

Invent vs discover. Do you know what is the difference between ‘invent’ and ‘discover’? Check this post and find it out. You can also practise with a specially prepared exercise.

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Invent vs discover

Learn the difference between invent and discover and practise with an exercise.

discover

meaning: when we find something that has already existed

examples:

  1. Columbus discovered America.
  2. When was Australia discovered?
  3. Who was the first explorer that discovered New Zealand?

invent

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meaning: when we create something new

examples:

  1. Edison invented light bulb.
  2. Who invented adhesive tape?
  3. When was the wheel invented?

Exercise 1. Complete with discover or invent.

  1. Lumiere brothers ………………the cinema.
  2. Who ………………………..New Zealand?
  3. The radio was …………at the end of the 19h century.
  4. Newton ……………..gravity.
  5. Fridge was ……………….in 19th century.
  6. Who ………………..the electricity?
  7. Penicilin was …………….in the XX century.
  8. The wheel was …………..3.500 B.C.
  9. DNA was ………………..in 1953.
  10. Edison ……………….a lot of useful devices.
  11. Who was the first man to …………….the Moon?

Answers:

Exercise 1.

  1. Lumiere brothers …….invented………..the cinema.
  2. Who ………..discovered………………New Zealand?
  3. The radio was ….invented……..at the end of the 19h century.
  4. Newton ……..discovered………gravity.
  5. Fridge was ……..invented………..in 19th century.
  6. Who ……….discovered……….electricity?
  7. Penicilin was ……invented……….in XX century.
  8. Wheel was …invented………..3.500 B.C.
  9. DNA was ……discovered…………..in 1953.
  10. Edison ……invented………….a lot of useful devices.
  11. Who was the first man to ….discover………..the Moon?

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