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SoonerT
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    In response to Judy_Scraps

  • judyQ Said:
  • Lycosparks Said:
Something I keep seeing over and over is 'loose' in place of 'lose' and it drives me crazy!



That one bugs me too. Unfortunately it's a pretty common misspelling.



When you say loose and lose are you talking about...

loose - not rigidly fastened or securely attached b (1) : having worked partly free from attachments <a loose tooth> (2) : having relative freedom of movement c : produced freely and accompanied by raising of mucus <a loose cough> d : not tight-fitting

or...

lose - to be unsuccessful in retaining possession of; mislay: He's always losing his car keys.

Because I wonder, sometimes, if people use lose as in lost when they should use loose?


Edited by Fanscrapulous on 05-25-07 08:43 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
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