Breath or Breathe?

A trick to remembering which one to use is this:  There is an “e” on the end of the word “breathe”.

Breathe is an action. You breathe the air.
The “e” on the end makes the one in the middle sound like a long “e” .   The “th” is like in “those”.


The other word, “breath”, like in “she has bad breath”, is not an action word. The “e” is short, like the “e” in “wet”, and the “th” is soft like the “th” in “think”.



 

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