It’s time for “Confusing Words of the Week” where I take a set of two or three words that get confused and give you definitions and try to give you a memory trick to help you remember when to use which word. If you have words that confuse you, use Ask PTB or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and they may appear here soon!
This week’s words:
Loose: not bound; to release
- The pants were loose after she lost 10 pounds.
Lose: to suffer the loss of; to part with unintentionally
- She had 10 more pounds to lose.
Loss: something lost
- She will end up with a 20 pound loss.