Lose vs. Loose
Lose is a (verb) with multiple usages.
1. failure to retain a possession due to accident or theft
2. to be deprived of
3. a lack caused by death
4. to fail to keep, preserve, or maintain
5. to give up or to forfeit
1. Meaning: (to fail to retain due to accident)-"I lost my pen after walking away from my desk. Martin thought it was his."
2. Meaning: (to be deprived of)-"She lost her way in the woods when it grew dark."
3. Meaning: (lack due to death)-"I lost my friend in the war."
4. Meaning: (to fail to maintain)-"My mom lost her figure after having my third brother."
5. Meaning: (to forfeit or give up)-"I always chose the cards that make me lose my turn when I play Monopoly."
Something loose (adj.)is
1. free from attachment
2. unrestrained or uncontained
5. available or unaccounted for
6. lacking in restraint
1. Meaning:(free from attachment)-"The swing is unsafe because it has a loose screw."
2. Meaning:(uncontained)-"The dogs were set loose in the forest."
3. Meaning:(unbound or baggy)-"Her loose and unkempt appearance at the interview caused her not to get hired for the job."
4. Meaning:(Unpackaged)-"When mom came home we were scolded for loose cookies scattered across the floor."
5. Meaning:(Unaccounted for)-"Can I collect the loose change from under the couch cushions?"
6. Meaning: (Unrestrained or Unregulated)-"My mom gives us a loose schedule in the summer."
Let's use both lose and loose within the same sentence:
"If you don't wish to lose loose change, then make sure you do not have any holes in your pant pockets.
Circle the Correct Answer:
1. The lose / loose leaves gave the park the feel of autumn.
2. I will loose / lose one of my gloves if I play in the snow.
3. Did you ever lose / loose your temper when you didn't get your way?
4. I always loose / lose my patience while waiting in line.
5. May I eat all of the lose /loose French fries in the take-out bag?
Answers: loose, lose, lose, loose
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