Lose vs Loose | Ask Linda! | English Grammar

In this video Linda breaks down the difference between “lose” and “loose”.

This set of words is often confused in English.

Let’s take a closer look:

“Lose” is a verb and means:
To fail to keep, To fail to win, To fail to make money.

Let’s look at an example for each:

To fail to keep:
I will lose weight but also my hair.

To fail to win:
I’m expected to lose this game.

To fail to make money
I will lose a fortune.

“Loose” on the other hand is an adjective and means not tight or free from constraint.

These trousers are loose.

I’m sure the difference is clear now.

That’s it for today. See you next time!

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