Should you use loose or lose?
Notes from the video ‘Diffusion Academy| PSLE English Grammar |Loose VS. Lose‘ :
When do we use Loose and lose?
These two words are easily confused because only an O distinguishes loose from lose.
So, what’s the difference between these two words?
Lose is a verb while Loose is an adjective.
Lose means “to be deprived of something, misplace or fail to win a game or contest”.
For example, if your eraser is missing, you could say,
“I lost your eraser.”
or if your team was defeated in a game, you could say, “I lost the match.”
Loose means “not firmly fixed in place” or if you are referring it to a garment, it means it’s “not fitting tightly”.
For example, if you got a T-shirt that’s way too big for you, you could say, “This T-shirt looks loose on me.”