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.
“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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