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Hi, dear. I’m Niharika, and, I’m back with the new grammar lesson for you. We’re going to learn about the word“Lose ,Loose ,Lost ,Loss”

OK, a little confussing? Well, as a kid if you are, you will be really confussed, because they sound similar, they are almost spell similar, However we need to understand the meaning of these words completely different.

OK, so, we’re going to learn how and when we use these words in the sentences. I’m going to first cover the words“lose, loose, lost”We’ll have a look at “loss” a little later, but let’s first see what exactly “lose” and “lost”,whereas “loose” is.

OK, so, lose and lost are…they mean the same, ok, the meaning is just the same, however,“lose” is a verb. L-O-S-E, lose is a verb, and whereas “lost” is a pastern past part of the word “lose”.OK, and what is it mean? While, lose means you no longer have it, or if misplaced.

You misplaced something or you no longer have it or even defeat like “you lose game”,ok, or here when it comes to misplaced,“you lose your wallet” all right? So we can have a look at a couple of sentences here that will explain you in a better way.“You can lose money gambling.”

Now, here, why are we using the word “lose”?Maybe you love gambling, ok, the person loves gambling and he ends up spending all his money, he no longer has his money, right ? So basically, he loses his money, therefore we use the word L-O-S-E,“lose” in this sentence“You can lose money gambling.”ok?

We’re going to look at another sentence here“John lost the tennis match.”So, that he didn’t win the match, right? He’s basically defeat, isn’t it? So that’s where we where we use the word “lost”.So, he’s already lost the match. It is the past of the word “lose”,all right?

And, we also use the word “lost” a little silent word for died. you know if you , emm …,would say, her grandfather died in the accident, ok, so it’s really sounds a little rude like her grandfather died. OK , so, a better way of saying is“She lost her grandfather in the accident.”ok? And I have another sentence for you“I lost the button on my shirt.”So, here, lost means that I misplaced it. So,“I lost the button on my shirt.”


Now, when we look at the word “loose”,how differently it is used in the sentences because, of course, the meaning of the word L-O-O-S-E,“loose” is different, ok, of some kind. So we can look at the sentence here. Firstly let’s learn what does “lose” mean, ok? It means “not fitting”ok, or inaccurate, or break-free, ok.

So we can look at a couple of sentences that will give you a better explanation.“You wear loose clothes in summer.”ok,“You wear loose clothes”,so, it’s basically describing what kind of clothes you wear in summer, because if you wear tight clothes, you ‘ll be sweating, all right? So,“You wear loose clothes in summer.”is because it’s no in fittng , all right? That’s where we use the word L-O-O-S-E.

We look at another sentence “Who let the dogs loose?”So maybe the dogs were tied up but someone untied them. So basically they’re break-free. So, that’s where we use the word loose,“Who let the dogs loose?”I have another sentence here for you “It was loose”,now have written the sentence down for you because I want to compare these two words ,

Ok, and one senence“I lost the button on my shirt.”so here, I have misplaced basically means I have misplaced the button on my shirt. It was loose because , it was loose, because the button on my shirt was really loose, was not in fitting. So maybe I just drop it that I misplaced it. And that as where you use the word loose, and as where you use the word lost were you have misplaced.

Ok, so I hope you understand the difference between these two words.And now we’ll look at the word ,L-O-S-S, loss.

Now if we learn about the word “lose loose, lost”,we can have a look at the word loss, Ok? L-O-S-S, loss. So here , loss is a noun, Ok ? And the plural form. There are many types of losses, so the plural form is losses. And we can have a look at the sentence here I will explain the word loss.“The company made a huge loss this year.”Now here, what does the loss mean ?It’s a financial loss , Ok ,it’s a financial loss.

So, therefore,“the company made a huge loss this year.”That’s why we’ll be using the word loss. We look at another sentence“She couldn’t get over the loss of her son.”Now here, the loss , what are we talking about, the loss, the family loss.

Ok, now, we’re talking about that“She couldn’t get over the loss of her son.” Ok, so that’s when we use the word loss. Now let me take all these words together in a sentence, and then you can understand how it means different and how the word differ. So,“I’m on the weight loss program.”so here the loss is the noun form. What kind of program are you ,like where there is the types of losses?So, you’re on a weight loss program.“My clothes have gotten loose. ”

Ok, now, the way program.“My clothes have gotten loose.”So here is a adjective describing that what,are your clothes have got loose “because I’ve lost weight.”So,here,lost is a verb,so there is basically,you nolonger have it if you shadles that kind of cages that had it on you.So,that’s a good thing,so,I hope you understood “I’m on the weight loss program.”,Ok,this iswhere you use the word L-O-O-S-E,loose.

Ok.“My clothes have gotten loose.”is describing about your clothes so they have gotten loose.“because I’ve lost weight.”Because I have no longer have that weight on me.Ok.So “because I’ve lost weight.”So I hope you understood that what contaxt you will use these words,and now in future,and all these sntences just keep practicing and you will get there. Till then, I’ll see you next lesson,you’ll have a good day.