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    Smile found out/discovered the truth

    At last he found out the truth.
    At last he found the truth.
    At last he discovered the truth.



    Do the above three all sound right? If yes, do they mean about the same thing? Thanks.


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    Re: found out/discovered the truth

    Quote Originally Posted by angliholic View Post
    At last he found out the truth. He is made aware about the truth - probably not a nice one: "At last he found out the truth - his wife had been having an affair".

    At last he found the truth.
    At last he discovered the truth.

    Both of these can say substantially the same, though "discover" rather leaves an impression of sudden revelation.



    Do the above three all sound right? If yes, do they mean about the same thing? Thanks.
    Did you have a context in which they are to be used?

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    Smile Re: found out/discovered the truth

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    Did you have a context in which they are to be used?
    Thanks, Anglika.
    No, it's a stand-alone sample, and I am curios about all the three different versions.

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