Loose and Lose

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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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