Brake vs. Break

Brake vs. Break

As a verb, the word brake means to slow down or stop.

As a noun, brake is a device for slowing or stopping motion.

The word break means to smash or to shatter as in to break a cup. It also means to take a recess, as in a coffee break.

ronjolley | April 16, 2019

Brake vs. Break - grammar lesson

EVRider | April 16, 2019

It's amazing what you can learn in this forum. :-)

murphyS90D | April 16, 2019

If you don't use the brake correctly you will break the car.

barrykmd | April 16, 2019

Class, for our next lesson, we will discuss summon vs. summons.

redacted | April 16, 2019

Don't expect a break from the aggravation of people using homonyms improperly.

redacted | April 16, 2019

Hmm. Or speaking of 110 volt power.

TranzNDance | April 16, 2019

Cut people some slacks and give them a brake pad.

barrykmd | April 16, 2019

Tranz - is it that time of the month?

TranzNDance | April 16, 2019

Howl dew ewe no?!

finished | April 16, 2019

There are 2 e's in coffee.

Bighorn | April 16, 2019

Next do their, there, they’re and thurr.

barrykmd | April 16, 2019

Thurr? Is that a Philadelphia accent or a different word? | April 16, 2019

Oh, do tell us about rivets and riveting!

Bighorn | April 16, 2019
p.c.mcavoy | April 16, 2019

Don't mean to throw the brakes on and break your cadence, but you left out thair ...

Yodrak. | April 16, 2019

"Brake vs. Break - grammar lesson"

Vocabulary lesson. You are not alone in needing one.

NKYTA | April 16, 2019

Thar she blows!

PBEndo | April 16, 2019

give me a brake,

barrykmd | April 16, 2019

NKYTA | April 16, 2019
Thar she blows!

Guess the golf ball was cleared already.

NKYTA | April 16, 2019


NKYTA | April 16, 2019

But any marine biologist, or architect would know that...

nothotpocket | April 16, 2019

I think that we should move this post to General - it's not fair for all the Model 3 and X owners to miss out on this important topic.

The only grammar comic I could find on short notice:

NKYTA | April 16, 2019


Eats, shoots and leaves. :-)

NKYTA | April 16, 2019

We have a little General fun here, since this used to be the only here, here.

nothotpocket | April 16, 2019

@NKYTA Good point!

sentabo | April 16, 2019

Don't get me started on apostrophe's.

Bighorn | April 16, 2019

Can’t we just stick to Tesla’s?

txakoli | April 17, 2019

I’m loosing it with this post.

Silver2K | April 17, 2019

Where is JT when we need him!

lilbean | April 17, 2019

He’s policing the supercharger’s.

gridley1950 | April 17, 2019

And you don't want to be bare when you encounter a bear! (Sorry. Ran out of words for car parts!)

revrev4ruach | April 17, 2019

I'm shocked! Shocked! That you say we will ever run out of car parts!

Silver2K | April 17, 2019

Did you mean shock's?

gridley1950 | April 17, 2019

I don't think we will ever run out of car farts!

Chunky Jr. | April 17, 2019

I still remember this from my 9th grade english teacher...

Brake : a spy car deploys a rake to slow down the car
Break : someone sees a mouse, drops a vase, and yells "eak!"

redacted | April 18, 2019

Except people yell "eek!"

Bill_75D | April 18, 2019

I just saw a thread where someone used "quite" instead of "quiet" TWICE!!!

You people need to get on that spelling error immediately and straighten it out (roll eyes)

redacted | April 18, 2019

Which reminds me of the Remedial Remedial class I saw once in high school, where the teacher had written "Your roll in life" on the blackboard. Those kids were doomed.

NKYTA | April 18, 2019


Dino_d31 | April 18, 2019

Your doing it wrong.
You're guess is as good as mine.

Is that triggering the grammar police in anyone?

revrev4ruach | April 18, 2019

Ouch times too.


Yodrak. | April 18, 2019

"Is that triggering the grammar police in anyone?"

No. The spelling police. Do people not understand the meaning of the word 'grammar'?

redacted | April 18, 2019

Grammar includes syntax and morphology, and likely the use of correct parts of speech. If substituting your for you're isn't bad grammar, I don't know what is.

Bighorn | April 19, 2019

I think someone slept that day in collage.

Firaz | April 19, 2019

~were~ not going to give this topic a ~brake~

lilbean | April 19, 2019

It was on a brake but then a gnu one was maid.

sentabo | April 19, 2019

Well, covfefe you. And no, you cant see my FAT scores or my collage train trips.

SUN 2 DRV | April 19, 2019

Such a nice tribute thread to BrianH.... sometimes also known as BrainH...

Dameon | April 19, 2019

Weird Al said it best...

My nails on chalkboard moments are standing in lines with "10 items or less" signs. Yikes.

Shesmyne2 | April 19, 2019

+1 SUN 2 DRV
I miss BrianH

Still Grinning ;-)