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Loose vs lose

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posted on May, 25 2019 @ 04:32 PM
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I understand that not everybody on this site speaks English as their first language, me included. But I’m seriously going to go insane with people posting in threads without the knowledge of the difference between loose and lose. It makes you look incredibly Ignorant.

Merrimam Webster:

loose adjetive
ˈlüs
looser; loosest
Definition of loose (Entry 1 of 3)
1a : not rigidly fastened or securely attached
loose planks in a bridge
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
loose clothing
2a : free from a state of confinement, restraint, or obligation
a lion loose in the streets
spend loose funds wisely
b : not brought together in a bundle, container, or binding
c archaic : DISCONNECTED, DETACHED
3a : not dense, close, or compact in structure or arrangement
loose soil

b : not solid : WATERY
loose stools
4a : lacking in restraint or power of restraint
a loose tongue
b : lacking moral restraint : UNCHASTE
c : OVERACTIVE
specifically : marked by frequent voiding especially of watery stools
loose bowels
5a : not tightly drawn or stretched : SLACK
a loose belt
b : being flexible or relaxed
stay loose
6a : lacking in precision, exactness, or care
loose brushwork
loose usage
b : permitting freedom of interpretation
a loose construction of the Constitution
7 : not in the possession of either of two competing teams
a loose ball
a loose puck

Versus lose

lose verb
ˈlüz
lost ˈlȯst ; losing ˈlü-​ziŋ
Definition of lose
transitive verb
1a : to bring to destruction —used chiefly in passive construction
the ship was lost on the reef
b : DAMN
if he shall gain the whole world and lose his own soul
— Matthew 16:26 (King James Version)
2 : to miss from one's possession or from a customary or supposed place
lost his glove
3 : to suffer deprivation of : part with especially in an unforeseen or accidental manner
lost his leg in an auto accident
4a : to suffer loss through the death or removal of or final separation from (a person)
lost a son in the war
b : to fail to keep control of orallegiance (see ALLEGIANCE sense 2) of
lose votes
lost his temper
5a : to fail to use : let slip by : WASTE
no time to lose
b(1) : to fail to win, gain, or obtain
lose a prize
lose a contest
(2) : to undergo defeat in
lost every battle
c : to fail to catch with the senses or the mind
lost what she said
6 : to cause the loss of
7 : to fail to keep, sustain, or maintain
lost my balance
8a : to cause to miss one's way or bearings
lost himself in the maze of streets
b : to make (oneself) withdrawn from immediate reality
lost herself in daydreaming
9a : to wander or go astray from
lost his way
b : to draw away from : OUTSTRIP
lost his pursuers
10 : to fail to keep in sight or in mind
lost the thief in the crowded street
11 : to free oneself from : get rid of
dieting to lose weight
12 slang : REGURGITATE, VOMIT —often used in such phrases as lose one's lunch
intransitive verb
1 : to undergo deprivation of something of value
investors lost heavily
2 : to undergo defeat
lose with good grace
3 of a timepiece : to run slow
lose ground
: to suffer loss or disadvantage : fail to advance or improve
lose it
1 : to fail to maintain a hold on reality
also : to go crazy
2 : to become overwhelmed with strong emotion : lose one's composure
so angry I almost lost it
lose one's heart
: to fall in love

If a Norwegian can figure it out, so can you.




posted on May, 25 2019 @ 04:36 PM
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that is how I judge if I should pay attention to what they are saying.



posted on May, 25 2019 @ 04:42 PM
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a reply to: Svalbard
Perhaps this lesson should wait until they've mastered the difference between "To" and "Too".
(Hee-hee)



posted on May, 25 2019 @ 04:44 PM
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a reply to: Svalbard

I think you have loosed it.

Maybe a lose screw in daead?




posted on May, 25 2019 @ 04:44 PM
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a reply to: Svalbard

Is a dog stupid for not understanding a person, or is a person stupid for not understanding a dog? I would think the one with a superiory understanding should have the basic function of compromise to communicate should they choose to, or you can just beat it,.. beat it,..

Just beat it, beat it, beat it, beat it 
No one wants to be defeated 
Showin' how funky and strong is your fight 
It doesn't matter who's wrong or right 
Just beat it, beat it 
Just beat it, beat it 
Just beat it, beat it 
Just beat it, beat it



posted on May, 25 2019 @ 04:44 PM
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a reply to: Svalbard

Hey man, just let lose a little. No reason to loose your temper over this.



posted on May, 25 2019 @ 04:45 PM
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a reply to: DISRAELI

Their really isn't no reason too do that...losen up and loose the attitude!



posted on May, 25 2019 @ 04:48 PM
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Perhaps not a bad idea to reform it in some cases these days.

For example, in some ancient texts we may read of a "loose woman".
Dose she require recapturing by the patriarchy?
No she was a "lose" woman who lost her chains.

Do guys really "lose" their virginity?
Did they forget it somewhere?
In this case I say they "loose" their virginity, as in the first unbridled salvo of the Armada to follow.
edit on 25-5-2019 by halfoldman because: (no reason given)



posted on May, 25 2019 @ 04:49 PM
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originally posted by: Svalbard

loose adjetive

You misspelled "adjective".

Tool.



posted on May, 25 2019 @ 04:54 PM
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originally posted by: NthOther

originally posted by: Svalbard

loose adjetive

You misspelled "adjective".

Tool.


BURN



posted on May, 25 2019 @ 04:54 PM
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a reply to: Svalbard

It's all just a matter of lose interpretations 😎

And weather or nout it's sudjective 🦓



posted on May, 25 2019 @ 04:56 PM
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originally posted by: DISRAELI
a reply to: Svalbard
Perhaps this lesson should wait until they've mastered the difference between "To" and "Too".
(Hee-hee)



I hate the Too and To dilemma. Sometimes it is Too difficult To distinguish the proper one of the Two To use.



posted on May, 25 2019 @ 04:57 PM
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originally posted by: Svalbard

loose adjetive


originally posted by: NthOther
You misspelled "adjective".

Tool.





posted on May, 25 2019 @ 05:06 PM
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Their, there, they're

apart, a part

to, too

it's, its

anytime, any time

everyday, every day

kickoff, kick off ... NEVER kick-off!

apostrophe use ... well, all punctuation

capitalization

plural formation

Guess my job? I'm an editor. I do a lot of proofreading, among other things. I spend too much time worrying about it at work to get fussed much over it here.



posted on May, 25 2019 @ 05:20 PM
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You lost me at loose.
edit on 25-5-2019 by Fallingdown because: (no reason given)



posted on May, 25 2019 @ 05:24 PM
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a reply to: Svalbard
Spelling or grammar is one of the last thing I would ever judge a person on. Who cares they're not that good at spelling or grammar. I'm not that great at it myself. Spell Check and Grammarly are my friend.



posted on May, 25 2019 @ 05:27 PM
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a reply to: torok67

Not scientific. Bad spellers can be brilliant analysts.



posted on May, 25 2019 @ 05:38 PM
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a reply to: ketsuko

I just want to apologize for making your eyes bleed whenever you read one of my posts.



posted on May, 25 2019 @ 05:52 PM
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originally posted by: Tarzan the apeman.
a reply to: Svalbard
Spelling or grammar is one of the last thing I would ever judge a person on. Who cares they're not that good at spelling or grammar. I'm not that great at it myself. Spell Check and Grammarly are my friend.



Ditto

I only use it against people who use it against others. The OP should be careful. Someone might go back and find all of his mistakes in previous posts... not to mention this one. lol



posted on May, 25 2019 @ 06:06 PM
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Who or whom should worry?

The he/him rule



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