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Loose and Lose :



This confusion can easily be avoided if you pronounce the word intended aloud.


If it has a voiced Z sound, then it’s “lose.”


If it has a hissy S sound, then it’s “loose.” Here are examples of correct usage:


“He tends to lose his keys.”


“She lets her dog run loose.”


Note that when “lose” turns into “losing” it loses its “E.”





























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