Breathe, Breath and Breadth

J. Cheney

Breathe is a verb that means: to draw air into the lungs and to exhale it; to inhale and to exhale

I breathe with difficulty when I climb that steep stairwell.

Breath is a noun that means: air filled with a fragrance or odor; the act of breathing; a slight indication or suggestion

His breath smelled of garlic.

Breadth means: the distance abstractly or concretely from one point to another

The breadth of his discussion was extensive, so I clearly understood his position on the issue.

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  1. Because of the foul odor filling the room, I did not want to (breathe, breath, breadth).
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  3. On a cold morning, we can see our (breathe, breath, breadth).
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  5. The (breathe, breath, breadth) of his argument was insufficient, so I was not convinced.
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  7. I am so busy that I can't even take a (breathe, breath, breadth)!
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  9. People who (breathe, breath, breadth) loudly may have respiratory problems.
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