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Lose vs Loose

Lose vs Loose

It’s amazing how often I see native speakers get these wrong. The common mistake is when they write “loose” instead of “lose”.

 

“They’re going to loose the game!” – THIS IS WRONG

 

 

Lose

Verb for when you lose something.

 

EXAMPLE

 

“Liverpool lost the match. Again.”

 

 

Loose

Adjective which normally refers to clothes which are too big.

 

EXAMPLE

 

“You need smaller trousers. Those are too loose.”

 

Also is a slang term which is a synonym for “slutty” when describing girls.

 

EXAMPLE

 

“Didn’t I see her with two different boys last night?”

“Probably. She’s loose.”

 

 

Please note: “loose” is a verb but it is very old and archaic and I don’t think the meanings are worth learning.

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