korien_mar29_pixabay“Don’t forget to breathe.”

“It was really scary. I couldn’t breathe!”

It can be easy to confuse the spelling of “breathe” and “breath” (a noun, as in “Take a deep breath”), because the letters “eath” make the same vowel sound as in “breathe” in words like “wreath”. Take them as a pair and remember that “breathe” (the verb) has a long E sound and an E on the end. Usually an E after the last consonant makes the vowel long (like in “delete” vs. “let”).