Break a sweat and Break into a sweat
What is the difference between the two?
There is no real differience in meaning between the two. The first -- break a sweat -- is a bit more assertive and heard in the first person future tense -- I will break a sweat. The second is more often heard in the third-person past tense -- he broke into a sweat.
There is no rule that says this difference must be the case, but it tends to be how I see/hear the expression used.
|link comment||answered May 14 '12 at 09:31 Jeff Pribyl Grammarly Fellow|
There is no difference between them. both means begining to perspire and working hard. I think that the difference maybe is in the structure of the sentence they are used in it but again you can use it in any situation:
He breaks a sweat while working hard.
I have broken into a sweat yesterday.
|link comment||answered May 15 '12 at 07:24 hadi New member|
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