One more pair of commonly confused words. Yet, in this case it’s not hard at all to understand the difference. We’re talking about BREATHE and BREATH. What’s more, we’ll learn three idioms with these words.
BREATHE is a verb and it’s regular. That means that its forms are BREATHE – BREATHED – BREATHED.
To breathe /briːð/: TH in this word is voiced.
I can’t breathe, help me!
Breath /breθ/ is a noun. TH is voiceless.
Her breath smelt of fish.
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