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Brake vs. Break - grammar lesson


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Apr 5, 2016
San Jose, CA
There were times when I spotted spelling or grammar mistakes in my own posts after reading them later on, but for some odd reason this forum locks you out of the ability to edit after a certain time. What gives?
I believe that the grace period for editing your own post is 30 minutes. Which should give you enough time to re-read what you just posted to make sure that it's really what you meant.


Aug 20, 2006
The theme of this topic for automotive discussions...

#1: Braking Good

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Active Member
Apr 25, 2019
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 coffe break.

Yeah I’ve noticed how many ppl get that wrong .. auto-correct perhaps? Next lesson: “your” vs “you’re” :)
Pretty sure 95% of people who use the wrong your, their or brake know the correct usage and are just typing fast and make a mistake that doesn't get corrected. Not a big deal.
This is exactly why I pick up no stone to toss on homophones, homonyms, and other mistypings. There but for the grace of a good night's sleep and well behaved autocorrect go I.


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