Misused Words

Loath and Loathe

Loath, an adjective, means reluctant.

He was loath to ask his parents for money for his trip.

Loathe, a verb, means to dislike strongly.

When he was a teenager he loathed classical music.
Practice

Choose the correct answer for each of the two practice sentences below by clicking on the correct answer.

(1) My grandmother used to (loath, loathe) an untidy house.

(2) The mother was (loath, loathe) to leave her child with a babysitter.

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