Daily Prompt: Dictionary Shmictioanary
Time to confess: tell us about a time when you used a word whose meaning you didn’t actually know( or were very wrong about it, in retrospect).
I have noticed even the most educated people have used these words inaccurately, e.g , (to, too, two) (lose, loose,) and (there, their and they’re).
Even though the above words do not seem difficult, yet they are used incorrectly. One example is :it looses its value.
In the above sentence looses is incorrect, it should have been loses. I think if we think about the pronunciation of these words we’d be able to use them correctly.
Loses has a z sound whereas loose has an s sound.
I try to use simple words when I write my posts.
Thank you for sharing this post with us. I like it. I like language and the various subtle points of word-usage like you describe here.
All good wishes,
Thank you. 🙂
Great examples. I have had to correct “loosing” from my friends when they use that word to refer to their team’s score not exceeding the opponent’s team’s score.
I find some people are not quite sure of ‘lose and loose.’ I attempted to write about it.
Thank you for your comment. 🙂
I mused to make mistakes in using loose and lose but thanks to grammar check I have overcome this.
Thank you. 🙂
Typing mistakes dear. I used to…
I knew it, don’t worry, it’s fine now. 🙂