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Brake vs. Break

Posted: February 20, 2019 at 6:00 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

When teaching my son how to drive, I told her if she didn’t hit the brake in time she would break the car’s side mirror.

These two words have different meanings so it’s important to keep brake vs. break apart.

Break can be a verb and a noun. As a verb, it means to shatter, to crack, to make unusable. As a noun, it means an action or action of breaking.

Brake can also be used as a verb and a noun. As a verb, it means to use the brakes on a vehicle. As a noun, it refers to the mechanical device used to stop cars while moving.

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