Grammar Tips


Here is a fun, quick example of something I had only done one pass through. I wish I had taken a picture of when I did the second pass through, but this is just an article that drove me absolutely crazy. Make sure this isn’t your work published. Let me help you.

Lose vs. Loose

Lose \ˈlüz\

  1. to be unable to find (something or someone)
  2. to fail to win (a game, contest, etc.)
  3. to fail to keep or hold (something wanted or valued)

Loose \ˈlüs\

  1. not tightly fastened, attached, or held
  2. not pulled or stretched tight

Nothing feels worse than when you’re reading and one of your biggest pet peeves shows up. The simplest mistakes are always the ones that happen most frequently, yet are the most irritating. For example, lose versus loose. There is a big difference between trying not to lose your pants because they’re so loose. No, you will not “loose” your grade in school by choosing not to do homework. You will lose it. It’s extra work adding in the extra, totally unnecessary “o”. Just go without it. It’ll make your grade better when you pay attention.