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iMazed
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PostSubject: Lose or loose?   Fri Jan 30, 2009 7:14 am

Can somebody explain to me what the difference between lose and loose is and how you use those words? scratch
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PostSubject: Re: Lose or loose?   Fri Jan 30, 2009 7:34 am

'Lose' would be if you misplace something. As in 'Don't lose your keys or your car won't work.'

'Loose' is when something isn't tight anymore. As in 'I had to tighten the loose lug nut to keep the wheel on the car.'

I know...such a difference a little 'o' can make.

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PostSubject: Re: Lose or loose?   Fri Jan 30, 2009 7:35 am

lol! Gotta love English, eh? Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Lose or loose?   Fri Jan 30, 2009 7:39 am

Well especially for a non-native speaker those things can be quite annoying. I don't know how your English classes were (or are), but mine weren't very thorough. Everything I know about the English language I taught myself.

But, now I know the difference, I can continue writing. Thankies!
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PostSubject: Re: Lose or loose?   Fri Jan 30, 2009 7:47 am

You're one up on me, IMazed, I only know English (and most Brits would tell me that I actually don't. clown ) and a few words of Spanish. I always wanted to be bilingual but learning keeps getting set aside.

Anyway, you do well! Ask any Q's you need and we'll do our best.

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The hall smelled like a bouquet of flowers, dipped in blood.
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PostSubject: Re: Lose or loose?   Fri Jan 30, 2009 7:51 am

Will do, thanks Foxee Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Lose or loose?   Fri Jan 30, 2009 7:54 am

Same story as Foxee for me...unless you count the computer programming languages I know. If so, my knowledge is as follows:
English
Spanish (But only a very few words and phrases and a basic grammatical understanding)
Java (I think in Java sometimes)
C++ (Not my preference, but has its plusses (pun intended))
Visual Basic (-barfs and runs screaming into the night-)
Python (A little; fun language!)
Unix Shell Script (Makes me feel like a wizard.)

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PostSubject: Re: Lose or loose?   Fri Jan 30, 2009 8:02 am

Oh, I know quite a few languages actually:

*Dutch
*English
*German
*French (although I can understand it better than actually speaking it)
*Some Spanish
*Some Serbian/Bosnian/Macedonian (these languages are so alike, I can't keep them apart. It's like accents in English)
*A little Turkish
*Russian (only a few words really, but I can tell them that I need to eat or something)

I also can read Cyrillic, the Yugoslavian and Russian alphabet Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Lose or loose?   Fri Jan 30, 2009 8:04 am

Wow! You beat me. I surrender. Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Lose or loose?   Fri Jan 30, 2009 8:12 am

Me too. That's really impressive.

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The hall smelled like a bouquet of flowers, dipped in blood.
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PostSubject: Re: Lose or loose?   Fri Jan 30, 2009 8:20 am

I have a knack for languages, but I can't count at all. I'm a dyslectic with numbers Embarassed Quite annoying, I can tell you that. If you ask me to add 5 to 8, I need about a minute to figure out what the answer is.
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PostSubject: Re: Lose or loose?   Fri Jan 30, 2009 8:47 am

My list;

*Dutch
*English
*German
*French
*Some Spanish
*Russian (enough to explain Russians I don't speak Russian and ask if they speak English)
*Italian (see Russian)
*Native American (A couple of phrases I found for something I was writing a few years ago)

Dutch people actualy speak an average of three to four languages, since we all learn Dutch (do'h), English, French and German in highschool. Besides, we have to learn other languages; no one speaks Dutch bounce

tongue tongue tongue
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PostSubject: Re: Lose or loose?   Fri Jan 30, 2009 9:07 am

Muahaha I didn't know you were dutch too, CommonGoods! Awesome. One day us Dutchies shall rule the earth. Twisted Evil
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PostSubject: Re: Lose or loose?   Fri Jan 30, 2009 9:09 am

Wow, we have some worldly folks on the forum. I'm jus' a po' unegoocayted contree boy frum missourah. Embarassed
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PostSubject: Re: Lose or loose?   Fri Jan 30, 2009 5:49 pm

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I only know English (and most Brits would tell me that I actually don't. clown )

Whatever would make you think that, Foxee??? Rolling Eyes

Umm, since we're listing, I speak:

English
French
What little I can remember of Year 8 & 9 Spanish
A few random Japanese phrases
A couple of Manderin Chinese phrases
Scottish (if we're really getting into the Brit thing Wink )

Also, thanks to the play I was in this month I can now say "Once Upon a Time" in:

Farsi
Arabic
Classic Arabic (apparantly there's a difference)
Hebrew
Azeri
Japanese
Sanskrit

Not that that will ever come in handy. But it's fun.

And iMazed, as Foxee said if you have any questions we'll do our best to help Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Lose or loose?   Wed Mar 04, 2009 12:42 pm

I know

English
Some random brit slang.
and some german but its growing.

I also know the difficult language of

touch.
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PostSubject: Re: Lose or loose?   Wed Mar 04, 2009 1:09 pm

Mine is

English
Spanish (I'm in Spanish II course this year, been taking it for 4 years however.)
L33T (lol)
Text Slang
Al Bhed (yes I know I'm a nerd)

I'm really outnumbered, but its good to know somethings

while I'm at it I'd like to say a joke, but it will take a few posts

what do you call someone that knows 3 languages?
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PostSubject: Re: Lose or loose?   Thu Mar 26, 2009 3:43 pm

I know
English
Italian(I'm learning it)
A few words in Spanish.

That's it. But hey, I'm only 14 years old. Country gal, I am.
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