Edit This Grammar Lesson: Break And Brake
It's time once again for an Edit This® grammar lesson. Today, we discuss the difference between Break and Brake. Do you know the difference between these homophones?
First things first, you may be wondering what a homophone is. Simply put, these are words that sound the same but have different meanings and spellings.
Read more of our grammar lessons about homophones here.
In the meantime, let's dive in.
Break means to pause from a particular activity or event. It can also refer to separating or causing something to split into pieces and to interrupt something.
* I need a break.
* Please don't break my toy.
* Let's take a break from the meeting.
Brake refers to that fancy device that helps us slow down or stop our cars.
* John slammed on his brakes.
* That car's brakes don't work.
* My truck needs a brake job.
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