Breath vs. Breathe


Breathe Me

Rereading my last post I discovered that (and I am embarrassed to admit it) I did not know the difference between breath, and breathe.

Which means I have made that error numerous times. So….just to save anyone else with a spelling malady…


Breath is a noun. Breathe is a verb. When you breathe, you inhale and exhale breath. The simplicity of this distinction doesn’t prevent the occasional mix-up—for example:

So imagine my surprise when the view from the east side of the Eaglecrest area on a recent snowshoe walk took my breathe away.

Again, the Horseshoe Kingdom appeared to breath a little easier.

These writers use the words correctly:

Under normal circumstances I wouldn’t waste any more breath on the subject.

Supporters said the proposed neighborhood would breathe new life into the aging island.

Pause in this position for three to six breaths.

Auckland holiday makers can breathe a sigh of relief today as one of the key bottlenecks is unlocked.




(I have never seen before)

18 thoughts on “Breath vs. Breathe

  1. This Sia Furler song is one of my favorites! I was just thinking of you, too… ❤ I'm going to read now…

  2. Breathe deeply, my sister…
    I’ve been a fan of Waterhouse since 1995-ish, around the time when I saw The Lady of Shalott at the Tate Museum in London. Maybe one day I will post about that, if I locate the photograph of the painting that I captured from inside the museum. SHHH… cameras weren’t allowed then! That was before camera phones were everywhere, I suppose. xo, Ka

  3. We all love you, Sindy. Everyone who has lived and written has made errors. ❤

  4. Both the song and the Waterhouse picture are new to me, but I love them 🙂 Thanks for sharing. Hope you are well. Bright Blessings

  5. Someone explained to me this same thing a couple of years ago… and I still have to think about it… With an e or without… Oh the English language… Love barbara

    • 😀 It was such a revelation. Ha ha I agree ….Oh the English language…. I had a Linguistics course this semester that was full of helpful information but I gave it little attention. That is why I am 2 percentage points from an A. lol

  6. Smiles…. that Eeeeeeeeeeee makes all the difference when we Breatheeeeeee LOL.. 😉 ❤

  7. I laughed out loud reading this. I learned this distinction about a year ago. Having a meditation site the words breath and breathe come up in posts often. So delighted to see I’m not the only one.

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