"Argue the merit"

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Hi,

 

Just wondering what "argue the merit" means.

 

With a sentence like "Scientists argue the merits of jogging daily", do they mean:

  1. Scientists are arguing in favor of jogging daily, or
  2. Scientists are arguing over whether jogging daily is a good thing ?

 

Thanks,

James

words asked Sep 12 '13 at 05:25 James New member

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It would be #2, James.  Merit=good, argue=debate. They would be discussing whether or not jogging is good.

link comment answered Sep 12 '13 at 22:37 Lewis Neidhardt Grammarly Fellow

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