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July 27th, 2020 at 10:43:55 AM permalink
There is no such word as loosing.

Casinos are losing business because of the virus. This is the correct spelling.
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July 27th, 2020 at 10:47:18 AM permalink
Quote: AlanMendelson

There is no such word as loosing.

Casinos are losing business because of the virus. This is the correct spelling.



You loose, and then you're looser.
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July 27th, 2020 at 11:25:56 AM permalink
Quote: AlanMendelson

There is no such word as loosing.

I hate to break it to you.

Present participle of 'loose'. Somewhat archaic.

https://www.dictionary.com/browse/loosing
https://dictionary.cambridge.org/us/dictionary/english/loosing

He loosed the arrow and in loosing it, he lost it.

But it's obviously the wrong word in some contexts.

To loose is to release, or to let loose, of course.
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July 27th, 2020 at 11:55:09 AM permalink
Never mind. It's youseless.
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July 27th, 2020 at 12:27:08 PM permalink
Lool !
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July 27th, 2020 at 2:04:04 PM permalink
In Fall leaves fall loose to the ground.

They are scooped up and sold to kids as loose leafs

That's why kids always get loose leafs in September
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July 27th, 2020 at 2:43:13 PM permalink
Definite pet peeve. It surprises me how many get it wrong too.
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July 27th, 2020 at 3:16:26 PM permalink
Quote: darkoz

In Fall leaves fall loose to the ground.

They are scooped up and sold to kids as loose leafs

That's why kids always get loose leafs in September


You've lost me there?

'loose leafs'?

Do you mean 'loose-leafs'?

I realise that loose-leaf can be an adjective or noun referring to a type of book. But is the plural of loose-leaf really 'loose leafs'... without the hyphen? Does 'looseleaf' even have a plural form?

And what if there's no hyphen or space?
https://www.wordhippo.com/what-is/the-plural-of/looseleaf.html
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July 27th, 2020 at 4:46:57 PM permalink
Quote: OnceDear

You've lost me there?

'loose leafs'?

Do you mean 'loose-leafs'?

I realise that loose-leaf can be an adjective or noun referring to a type of book. But is the plural of loose-leaf really 'loose leafs'... without the hyphen? Does 'looseleaf' even have a plural form?

And what if there's no hyphen or space?
https://www.wordhippo.com/what-is/the-plural-of/looseleaf.html



1) it's not meant to be taken seriously

2) looseleaf books are the common term for school notebooks kids buy for public school so I was just having a little fun.

Is the name different in England. I know a lot of terms aren't used there and vice versa
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July 27th, 2020 at 5:03:16 PM permalink
Quote: darkoz

1) it's not meant to be taken seriously

2) looseleaf books are the common term for school notebooks kids buy for public school so I was just having a little fun.

Is the name different in England. I know a lot of terms aren't used there and vice versa

.

I used loose-leaf books at college, but back in my youth, school 'exercise books' were stapled. 'Loose-leaf' would only tend to be used as an adjective here.

A favourite pet peeve of mine is "He should of" : Quite commonly heard in my region.
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