What is the difference between lose and loose?
Lose is a verb
to cease to have or retain; be deprived of; no longer have possession of; become unable to find
- Don’t lose the car keys.
- Madrid will lose the football match.
- Jane lost the baby in childbirth.
Loose is an adjective and a verb
Adjective: not tight or firm; not well-fitting; not safely in place
- My shirt is big and loose.
- The dog is loose.
- The little girl had a loose tooth.
Verb: to release; to set free
- He loosed the attack dogs.
1. Which sentence is correct?
Don’t lose your bank card.
Don’t loose your bank card.
2. Which sentence is correct?
It is easy to lose her respect.
It is easy to loose her respect.
3. Which sentence is correct?
I don’t want to lose your friendship.
I don’t want to loose your friendship.
4. Which sentence is correct?
You will lose marks for poor grammar and punctuation.
You will loose marks for poor grammar and punctuation.