Which is correct:
"We had discussed" or "we had a discussion"?

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We had discussed

This phrase is correct and commonly used in English.

This phrase is used to talk about the act of discussing something in the past. It indicates that a conversation or topic was talked about previously.

Examples:

  • We had discussed the project before the meeting.
  • They had discussed the issue at length.
  • I remember we had discussed this topic last week.

Alternatives:

  • We talked about
  • We had a conversation about
  • We went over

we had a discussion

This phrase is correct and commonly used in English.

This phrase is used to indicate that a conversation or debate took place in the past. It emphasizes the exchange of ideas or opinions between people.

Examples:

  • We had a discussion about the budget cuts.
  • They had a discussion about the best course of action.
  • I remember we had a discussion on that topic.

Alternatives:

  • We talked it over
  • We debated
  • We conversed
Both phrases are correct, but they are used in different contexts. 'We had discussed' is used to refer to the act of talking about something in the past, while 'we had a discussion' is used to indicate that a conversation or debate took place in the past.

Last updated: March 19, 2024

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