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Getty Images Looses Grip on Grammar

Posted by languageandgrammar on August 18, 2009

Everyone makes mistakes (it’s not like the blog entries here, especially mine, are perfect), so we don’t often play the game of gotcha when we see a mistake; however, there is so much confusion between lose and loose that I wanted to highlight a recent error.

Notice the caption on this Getty image–he looses the ball instead of loses the ball. The ball is, indeed, loose after he loses it, but that doesn’t mean he loosed it!



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