Lose vs Loose - English Grammar - Teaching Tips


This video covers the difference between 'lose' and 'loose'. As these two words have a similar pronunciation and spelling, their usage is often confused. 'Lose' spelled with one 'o' is a verb and means to fail to keep, to fail to win or to fail to make money. Such as in these three examples for each meaning: 1) To fail to keep: I will lose weight but also my hair. 2) To fail to win: I'm expected to lose this game. 3) To fail to make money: I will lose a fortune. The word 'loose' spelled with double 'o', on the other hand is not a verb but an adjective. It means not tight, or free from constraint. A suitable example sentence for the word 'loose' would be: 'These trousers are loose.' We hope this explanation helped you and next time you'll know exactly which word to use.

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As is said in the beginning of this unit, the future tense is really a complex area in English language. But, since my native language is Portuguese and we have a lot of different future tenses, I think is not so confusing to me. Anyway this unit was very helpful, the way the future tenses are categorized helps us to get a better and more clarifying understanding of the usages.I have learnt past tenses, how to use them, what kinds of actions are to be represented through the particular tense, and what grammatical constructions are to used. As for me, again, the most interesting part, is what to do with this tenses in activate stage. It always difficult to arrange student to use tenses correctly, but I think, this sample activities will help me a lot.