- BREATH is a noun; BREATHE is a verb.
Using gillyweed, Harry Potter was able to breathe underwater.
- PASSED is a verb/participle; PAST is an adjective/noun.
Many years passed before Odysseus returned home to Ithaca.
- QUIET means "silent" (qui-et); QUITE means "very" (one syllable: quite).
The Greek soldiers inside the Trojan Horse had to keep quiet.
- RAISE is to lift up; RAZE is to destroy.
Pharaoh's daughter raised Moses as her own son.
- SHONE is from "shine" (like a light); SHOWN is from "show."
When Zeus revealed himself to Semele, a great light shone all around him.
- THAN is for comparisons; THEN is for time
Heracles was far stronger than his brother Iphicles.
- THEIR means "belonging to them;" THERE is for location.
- The sheep foolishly agreed to a peace treaty with the wolves, their deadly enemies.
- WERE is "to be" in past tense; WHERE is about location.
At first, Rama did not know where Ravana had taken Sita.
- WOMAN is singular; WOMEN is plural.
Zeus loved many mortal women and fathered many children with them.
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