Does a dragon have ‘firey’ breath or ‘fiery’ breath? Wondering how to spell the adverb version of the word ‘fire’? Well, we’ve got you covered. We’ll talk about that in more detail below. Plus, we’ll teach you how to use the word correctly in a sentence.
The correct spelling of the word is ‘fiery.’ Any other spelling of the word is incorrect.
So, you learned that ‘fiery’ is the correct way to spell the word. But what’s the difference between the two words, and are they both even words?
Short answer? No.
The difference is that ‘firey’ isn’t a word and ‘fiery’ is a word.
The correct spelling of the word is ‘fiery.’ It might seem confusing since you spell the word ‘fire’ with the ‘I’ and ‘e’ switched around.
The English language can be tricky that way.
The word ‘fiery’ is an adjective.
What is an adjective? An adjective is a word that describes or modifies nouns and pronouns. That means that limit or restricting the meaning of these nouns and pronouns.
There are positive, comparative, and superlative adjectives.
Positive adjectives describe a person, place, thing, idea, or experience in a positive way or when there are no differences between the two things being compared.
Comparative adjectives are used to compare two people or things.
Superlative adjectives are used to compare more than two people or things.
Check out some examples of positive adjectives:
Take a look at some examples of comparative adjectives:
Now let’s see a few examples of superlative adjectives:
The Merriam- Webster's definition of the word ‘fiery’ is: “consisting of fire,” “marked by fire,” “using or carried out with fire,” “liable to catch fire or explode: flammable,” “hot like fire,” “being in an inflamed state or condition,” “feverish and flushed,” “of the color of fire: red,” “full of or exuding emotion or spirit,” and “easily provoked: irritable.”
Other variations of the word include:
Now that we know how to spell the word correctly and how it’s defined, we can move on to using it in a sentence correctly.
Take a look at a few examples of how to use the word correctly:
Now you can start practicing coming up with your own sentences using the word.
To recap what we just discussed, you know that the correct way to spell the word is ‘fiery’ and that any other spelling of the word is incorrect and ungrammatical.
When writing out the word ‘fiery,’ remember that it’s spelled the opposite way of ‘fire.’ It’s ‘I’ before ‘e’ in this case.
If you have trouble with this or other words like it (such as ‘column’ or ‘balloon’), don’t be afraid to come back and browse our library of articles dedicated to explaining confusing words and phrases.
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