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Some students misuse the words "loose, lose, lost and loss;" below are the correct uses

"Loose" means to untie. An example is: he wants to loose his goat. In the image below, this person is loosing his shoes.

"Loosed" is the past tense of loose: An example is: he loosed his goat yesterday.

"Loosed" is still the past participle of loose. An example is: He has loosed his goat.

"Loose" can be used as an adjective to mean not tight. An example is: her skirt is loose.

"Lose" means not to have something again by mistake, carelessness etc, as we see in the image above. Examples are: You will lose your money if you invest wrongly. The man will soon lose his job.

"Lost" is the past tense of lose. Examples are: He lost his money yesterday. The man lost his job due to lateness to work.

"Lost" is still the past participle of lose. Examples are: He has lost his money. The man has lost his job.

"Lost" can be used as an adjective to mean missing. Examples are: lost goat; lost wallet.

"Loss" is a state in which one no longer has something by mistake, carelessness etc. It is the noun form of lose.Examples are: he experienced a big loss in business. There was no loss of life in the accident.

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