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.




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