DEDUCE v. DEDUCT
Sorry my past few posts have been tiny. I start writing and then realize I don’t really have anything to say.
I’ve had a lot of fun this weekend, going ice skating with friends, driving home to rehearse for my high school’s musical and double dating at the Skeller. For a few minutes today, I studied for my Natty quiz scheduled for Tuesday. I learned about deductive reasoning within the scientific method. I know, stuff we learned in middle school, but I have to know it. This stuff is really boring.
I was thinking about how I should write about it on the quiz. Should I deduct from an experiment, or should I deduce from an experiment? I turned to the internet. Google showed me that ‘deduct’ means to subtract. ‘Deduce’ would be the word I would use.