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    #1

    wind died down/out/away

    Could you help me with this question: Are all three die phrases fine with this sentence?
    The wind died away/down/out to a faint breeze.

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    Re: wind died down/out/away

    I think "died away" and "died out" suggest that the wind went away completely, leaving nothing at all. "Died down" suggests that it weakened so it would make sense for there to be faint breeze remaining afterwards.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #3

    Re: wind died down/out/away

    "Died away" sounds odd to me.

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    Re: wind died down/out/away

    Died away sounds fine to me, though not in this context- died down is the one I'd use here.

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