Lose It or Loose
It - There's a Difference
Elaine Ernst Schneider
By the end of this lesson the student will be able to:
Lose ten pounds or loose
ten pounds? What is it that you really want to do? If you lose the
ten pounds, then we won't be able to find them. That would be a good thing.
But if you loose the ten pounds, you set them free to roll about like a
tumbleweed. Ten pounds on the loose would not be a good thing.
LOSE means to lack the possession
of, to come to be without.
LOOSE means not tight.
LOOSEN means to unfasten
something or make it less constraining.
The hockey team doesn't want
to lose the game.
The girl had such a bad sunburn
that she could only wear loose clothes.
Set the dog loose. Don't
tie him up again.
I am so frustrated! I always
seem to lose my keys.
Loosen your hold on the bat.
You are gripping it much too tightly!
The shoes were so big that they
were ___________ on the little boy's feet.
I turned a corner to __________
the guy who was tailing me.
Our football team hasn't done
so well this year. We are sure to __________ every game.
After the bad weather, the penned
up dogs were set ____________ to run outside again.
The pet store manager was told
to __________ the dog's collar as it was much too tight around his neck.
Those rules are much too ______________!
You need to tighten up security around here.
Her husband had to work on her
necklace for over an hour before he could ________________ the hung clasp.
She wanted her hair fixed in
soft ___________ curls.
It is a terrible thing to _________
one's self respect.
You will _______________ out
if you don't get there before the sale ends.
For more lessons on words often
Too, and To - Who Knew?
and Lay - Whatever!
Does the Effect Affect You? - Another Grammatical Riddle
or Set - Does It Matter?
It Farther or Further?
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by: © Elaine
Ernst Schneider is a freelance writer
and a teacher. She has been writing since high school and has published
articles, songs, and children's work. Presently, Elaine is a curriculum
author for Group Publishing and also writes the City Songs column for www.newcolonist.com