Common Errors in English Usage

Posted May 29, 2013

by Lensyl Urbano

Paul Brians’ excellent reference, Common Errors in English Usage, is available online.

An example:

LOSE/LOOSE

This confusion can easily be avoided if you pronounce the word intended aloud. If it has a voiced Z sound, then it’s “lose.” If it has a hissy S sound, then it’s “loose.” Here are examples of correct usage: “He tends to lose his keys.” “She lets her dog run loose.” Note that when “lose” turns into “losing” it loses its “E.”

Brians, 2008. Common Errors in English Usage

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