I know this question has been asked already by someone else, but I can't comment yet, so I need to ask this for myself. I picked up a few different explanations for what the difference is:
- You discover something that is brand new and you uncover something that was forgotten
- You discover an object and you uncover an idea
- You discover something that was previously unknown or unheard of and you uncover something that was deliberately hidden or covered up
Which one is correct and which word should I use in my case?
The thing being discovered/uncovered in my case is a letter hidden inside the subject's locker by another person and discovered/uncovered by the subject.