Misused Words

Loose and Lose

Loose, an adjective, means that something is not tight, or not fastened.

The wheel fell off the car because the lugs were loose.

Lose, a verb, means not to have any longer or unable to find.

It is easy to lose someone in a crowd.
Practice

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

(1) How did you manage to (loose, lose) your book bag on the way home?

(2) You have to wear the costume even if it is a bit (loose, lose).

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