As we discussed

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Suzuka51

Senior Member
Japanese
We should fix the broken tools first as we discussed.

I think "discuss" always needs an object, but see a lot "as discussed".
When we use "discuss" with "as", is an object unnecessary?
 
  • Edinburgher

    Senior Member
    German/English bilingual
    An explicit object is unnecessary here because it can be implied. Here the implication is that we have previously discussed fixing the broken tools, and now the speaker, referring to that discussion, is saying that we should get on with doing it.
     
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