Read the following and decide whether or not it is correctly written. If it needs correcting, do so and state your reasons. If it is properly written, state your reasons for that position.
“If that’s now defined as Ultima Thule, the place beyond the edge of the maps, from which the Conservatives must now hasten back to civilization, then it implies the expansion of the state is a one-way ratchet: no matter how large it grows or how fast, it can never be cut. For that would involve some departure, however slight, from the status quo. And thus, as we now see, the Tea Party.”
Andrew Coyne, Postmedia News, “Electoral losers battle tyranny of status quo”, The Windsor Star, Tuesday, June 24, 2014.
The word for today is “discerning”.
What part of speech is “discerning”? Be very specific.
Define “discerning” and use it in a sentence that demonstrates its meaning.