Which of the following is/are correct?
- Loose him and let him go!
- Loose weight now!
- Lose him and let him go!
- Lose weight now!
To ‘loose’ (with oo) is to release or untie an animal or a person or to make something less tight; like ‘loosen’. To lose (with o) is the opposite of win or gain and means to fail to keep or sustain something as in lose a match.
If we rephrase the sentences so as to show their meanings, we would have:
Release him and let him go!
Don’t keep/let go of your weight now!
Therefore the correct sentences are Sentences 1 and 4. Congrats to all those who had it right and to the rest, better luck next time.
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