When to Use LOOSE and LOSE

There are some words that we use because they are both confusing just like the word Loose and Lose. Loose and Lose are far different from each other in terms of spelling and meaning. “Loose” is an adjective used to describe things that are not tight. This word can be used as a verb meaning to set free or release. Unsecured, unattached, and unfastened are just some words that are similar to the word Loose. On the other hand, the word “Lose” is a verb that means to suffer a loss, to be deprived of, to part with, or to fail to keep possession of. Some of its similar words fail, defeated, and deprived.

We use “Loose” when we want to say that something is not tight or unsecured. For example, “The clasp on my bracelet is loose and I’m worried.” When we want to say something about loss or fairness we use the word “Lose.” For example, “When you lose a lot of weight, you will look thinner.”

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Writing is a medium used to express ourselves as individuals. Writing is a skill developed to inspire, to educate and inform people. My experiences have molded me to become an effective communicator through hosting, teaching and writing. I have been trained as a News Writer and Photo journalist of The-Search Student Publication, Feature Writer of The-Lead Publication of University of Saint La Salle Bacolod. I am a freelance speech and declamation writer and freelance event host. I worked as Media Laboratory Coordinator at USLS-Bacolod for 1 year. I also worked as International School Teacher at Centurion International School for 6 months in Bangkok, Thailand I have a degree in Bachelor of Arts Major in Communication at the University of Saint La Salle Bacolod year 2018.