What’s that you say? You’re not fazed with the difference between phase and faze? Well, you ought to be! Faze vs. phase…which is right?

These words may be pronounced the same, but they have entirely different meanings. Faze means to embarrass or disturb someone in a negative sense.

English Grammar - Faze vs. Phase

For example: The cut she got from falling didn’t faze her.

Phase, on the other hand, is both a noun and a verb. As a verb, phase is to carry out something in gradual steps. As a noun, phase is a period of time in which something happens.

For example: Many people believe that the introduction of Blu-ray will phase out high-def DVDs.

For example: Not knowing the difference between the words phase and faze was just a phase because now you know!

3 thoughts on “English Grammar 101: Faze vs. Phase

  1. John says:

    The word ‘phase’ can also mean being ‘in step’, as with a 3-phase electrical supply. If the ‘phases’ are not ‘in step’, then the electrical system fails. The same can apply to people if they are daunted, or ‘knocked out of step’, and are thus ‘phased’. Any comments?

  2. Al Kidd says:

    “He was fazed, and was thus phased . . . ,” may be equivalent, per context, to ‘He was nonplussed [time and again by his unexpectedly poor performance/grades], and was *phased out* [phrasal verb], eventually, because he did not make needed improvements in his grades.’

  3. Al Kidd says:

    “He was fazed, and was thus phased . . . ,” may be equivalent, per context, to ‘He was nonplussed [time and again by his unexpectedly poor performance/grades], and was *phased out* [phrasal verb], eventually, because he did not make needed improvements in his grades.’

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