Die or dye?
14/10/18 Die or dye?
These words are homophones, they sound alike but have different meanings. Let’s have a look:
The word die, used as a noun, may refer to a small cube marked on each face with spots used to play various board games (plural: dice), or to a tool or device for shaping or stamping objects (plural: dies). When used as a verb, the word die means to stop living, to cease functioning or to end in failure (past tense: died).
The noun dye refers any substance used to change the color of something -hair, a fabric, etc. (plural: dyes). Dye can also be a verb that means to apply dye or color something with dye (past tense: dyed).
Now you won’t get confused!