Lose vs. Loose | Common Mistakes

Lose vs. Loose

Lose and Loose are two commonly confused words for English learners and even some native English speakers. They look identical and yet, they’re pronounced only slightly differently.

In this lesson we will look at how to use both of them correctly.

This lesson includes…

-Example sentences.
-Idiomatic expressions that use these words.

The idiomatic phrases are…


Lose your nerve.

Lose your cool.

Lose your appetite.


A loose cannon.

Have a loose screw.

All hell breaks loose.


Leave a comment below if you have any questions or if you would like to leave an example sentence using the words Lose or Loose.

Grammar, VocabularyBen Evans