The Red Pen: “Breath” vs. “Breathe”

We Need to Talk About Grammar is a weekly feature in which I complain about grammatical mistakes I encounter all too often. Feel free to commiserate below, and check out the archives here!


Ugh, this one drives me crazy, and I see it all the time.

I can’t breath!

No, you can’t breathe. And I can’t breathe through my sobs of grief for the English language.

Vol. 21 crying gif

Breath = noun, pronounced /brɛθ/
Breathe = verb, prounounced /brið/

THE END.

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