Faze and phase have very different meanings. People often confuse these verbs because the words sound exactly the same. Choosing the right word is simply a matter of memorizing the right definition for the right spelling. Let us get you started.
Faze: to disturb or unnerve someone
Phase: to carry out or to conduct
Their Usage And Some Examples
✔ The fact that she was late yet again didn’t faze me. She was always late.
X He was so tired, he wasn’t even phased by the sudden appearance of the clown.
✔ Because the toy rocket ship wasn’t selling well, the company planned to phase out the production of the toys.
X He needed to faze out hats from his wardrobe. They were going out of style.
Faze and phase haven’t really changed usage over time. It’s really just the pesky spellings that trip up everyone. This might be a case in which you’ll just have to proofread carefully or practice using both words until you have the spellings memorized.
Until next time!