Slay and sleigh: easy ways to remember the difference

SLAY and SLEIGH: which is which? Learn the difference between these easy to confuse words.

SLAY and SLEIGH are less common than many of the #confusable words described here, but are still worth covering. The fact that the two words are homophones – meaning they sound the same – means they can be mixed up.

Let’s look at the difference between SLAY and SLEIGH.

When to use slay

SLAY is a verb with two meanings.

It can mean to brutally kill, like this:

“Saint George set out to slay the dragon.”

It can also mean to amuse someone greatly, like this:

“You slay me!”

When to use sleigh

SLEIGH is a noun, meaning an old-fashioned sledge, often pulled by reindeer.

To help you remember which spelling you need, remember that both sleigh and reindeer contain ei.

For example:

“Santa’s sleigh is pulled by reindeer.”

I hope this helps you to remember the difference between slay and sleigh. Feel free to share your tips if you’ve a different way to remember the difference.

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SLAY and SLEIGH: which is which? Learn the difference between these easy to confuse words.

SLAY and SLEIGH: which is which? Learn the difference between these easy to confuse words.