|bath or bathe?||Use these exemplar sentences as a guide:
Ihavea BATH every morning (= I have
a wash in the bath).
I BATH thebabyeveryday(=washina
I have had a new BATH ﬁtted.
We BATHE every day (= swim).
BATHE the wound with disinfectant
We have a BATHE whenever we can
(= a swim).
|beach or beech?||Use these exemplar sentences as a guide:
Budleigh Salterton has a stony BEACH.
BEECH trees shed their leaves in autumn.
|berth or birth?||Use these exemplar sentences as a guide:
We have a spare BERTH on our boat.
We are proud to announce the BIRTH of
|between you and I||Incorrect. Write: between you and me.|
|biannual or biennial?||BIANNUAL means twice a year (not -n-).
BIENNIAL means every two years (a
biennial festival) or lasting for two years
(horticultural, etc). (not -ual)
|blond or blonde?||BLOND is used to describe men’s hair.
BLOND is used to describe women’s hair
A BLONDE is a woman.
|board or bored?||A BOARD is a piece of wood, also a
committee or similar group of people.
To BOARD means to get on (train, etc.
and also to pay for living in someone’s
house and having food provided.
BORED means uninterested.
|boarder or border?||A BOARDER is a person who pays to live
in someone’s house.
A BORDER is the edge or boundary of
|born or borne?||Use these exemplar sentences as a guide:
Dickens was BORN in Portsmouth.
She has BORNE ﬁve children.
He has BORNE a heavy burden of guilt all
|borrow or lend?||May I BORROW your pen? (= use your
Please LEND me your pen. (= pass it to
me and allow me to use it)
|bought or brought?||BOUGHT is the past tense of to buy.
She BOUGHT eggs, bacon and bread.
BROUGHT is the past tense of to bring
They BROUGHT their books home.
|breath or breathe?||BREATH is the noun, and rhymes with
He called for help with his dying
BREATHE is the verb and rhymes with
BREATHE deeply and ﬁll those lungs!
|broach or brooch?||You BROACH adiﬃculttopicor
You wear a BROOCH.