#EngTrivia: Loose, Lose, Loss

Hi, fellas! How was your day? How was your first day of fasting?

I’m sure you can go well through Ramadhan. We meet again today to discuss three words so similar to one another. #EngTrivia

They are ‘loose’, ‘lose’, and ‘loss’. Can anyone help me telling the difference, fellas? #EngTrivia

Jack Alesson ‏@JackCharlez  6 Jun

@EnglishTips4U adj, verb,noun.

jeonnie ‏@deathbatsbrn  6 Jun

@EnglishTips4U loose = unattached (adj) lose = fail to win (v) loss = losing something (n)


First, let’s begin with ‘loose’. Pronounced \ˈlüs\, it can function both as adjective and verb. #EngTrivia

As adjective, ‘loose’ means not tightly fixed, easy to detach. E.g.: I like sleeping in loose T-shirt. #EngTrivia

As a verb, it means to set free or to release. E.g.: The shelter dogs look so happy since the first time they were loosed. #EngTrivia


Our second word, ‘lose’, is a verb and pronounced \ˈlüz\. It means fail to win, keep, or hold on to something. #EngTrivia

E.g.: If Real Madrid does not win the UEFA Champion’s League, I’ll lose hefty amount of money to Adam. #EngTrivia


Now, our third one, ‘loss’, is a noun. Pronounced \ˈlȯs\, it relates to a feeling of having something or someone gone. #EngTrivia

It can also mean that the money spent or invested is larger than the amount earned or received. #EngTrivia

E.g.: The loss of her father was devastating. #EngTrivia

E.g.: Under the new GM, the company has never experienced loss in the past couple of years. #EngTrivia


Would you like to also make a sentence or two using one of the words, fellas? Tweet us with the hashtag #EngTrivia.


Remember, fellas, any questions, feedbacks, comments, and suggestions are always welcome. Tweet us or visit our site www.englishtips4u.com.

Thank you very much for having me. We’ll meet again tomorrow. Good luck with the fasting, fellas! #Ramadhan Kareem. Bye, bye!


Compiled by @alicesaraswati for @EnglishTips4U on Monday, 6 June, 2016.

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