Loose / Lose: Pengertian, Penggunaan, Contoh Kalimat, dan Soal

Pengertian dan Penggunaan Loose dan Lose

Loose dan lose merupakan kata-kata yang kerap menimbulkan kebingungan banyak orang. Kekeliruan dalam penggunaan dua kata ini tidak hanya dialami banyak orang yang belajar bahasa Inggris sebagai bahasa asing, melainkan juga native speaker yang kadang perlu berpikir dua kali ketika hendak menggunakannya. Spelling (ejaan) dua kata ini mirip, namun pronounciation (pelafalan) dan maknanya berbeda.


Lose /luz/ adalah irregular verb (kata kerja tidak beraturan) yang bermakna “fail to win” (gagal menang), “be unable to find” (tidak dapat menemukan), atau “fail to keep” (gagal menjaga/mempertahankan) yang membicarakan aksi; sementara loose /lus/ adalah adjective yang berarti “not tight fitting” (tidak ketat), “not fixed” (tidak tetap, tetap, atau kaku), “not fastened” (tidak diikat) atau “relaxed” (santai) untuk mendeskripsikan sesuatu. Tampak bahwa part of speech (kelas kata) dua kata ini pun berbeda.

Kata kerja lose yang mempunyai Z sound ini bentuk past tense-nya lost dan present participle-nya losing. Orang umumnya membuat kesalahan dengan present participle dari lose dengan membuat double “o” menjadi loosing. Padahal tidak ada kata semacam itu.

loose vs. loseContoh Kalimat Loose dan Lose dan Artinya

  1. He often wears jeans and a loose shirt.
    (Dia sering memakai denim dan baju longgar.) not tight fitting
  2. Should I encourage my child to pull out his loose tooth?
    (Haruskah saya menganjurkan anak saya untuk mendorong mencabut gigi goyangnya?) not fixed
  3. She tried to stay loose during the job interview.
    (Dia mencoba tetap tenang selama wawancara kerja tersebut.) relaxed
  4. It doesn’t matter whether you win or lose.
    (Tidak masalah apakah amu menang atau kalah.) fail to win
  5. My little sister lost her phone on the bus.
    (Adik perempuan saya kehilangan telepon genggamnya di bus.) be unable to find
  6. I focus on the quality of the food I consume to lose weight.
    (Saya fokus pada kualitas makanan yang saya konsumsi untuk mengurangi berat badan.) fail to keep

10 Contoh Soal Loose vs. Lose (dan Turunan Lose)

Pilihlah kata yang tepat untuk melengkapi kalimat di bawah ini dengan mengetik a atau b.

  1. Your shoelaces are ...

    1. loose
    2. lose

    Your answer:

  2. What can I do if I ... the court case?

    1. loose
    2. lose

    Your answer:

  3. ... good friends can hurt so much.

    1. loosing
    2. losing

    Your answer:

  4. My neighbor lets her persian cat run ... all day.

    1. loose
    2. lose

    Your answer:

  5. She was about to ... her temper.

    1. loose
    2. lose

    Your answer:

  6. Her passport has been ...

    1. loose
    2. lose
    3. lost

    Your answer:

  7. ... atmosphere at work makes employees happy.

    1. loose
    2. lose
    3. lost

    Your answer:

  8. He recenly fixed my ... chair leg.

    1. loose
    2. lose

    Your answer:

  9. Will people ... potassium through sweat and urination?

    1. loose
    2. lose

    Your answer:

  10. She hasn't ... any weight yet, but her clothes are getting ...

    1. loose, lost
    2. lost, loose

    Your answer:

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References:

  1. Loose or Lose? http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/language/askaboutenglish/2010/01/100226_aae_loose_page.shtml. Accessed on July 20, 2015.
  2. Lose/Loose. https://public.wsu.edu/~brians/errors/lose.html. Accessed on July 20, 2015.
  3. Loose or Lose? https://www.englishclub.com/vocabulary/cw-lose-loose.htm. Accessed on July 20, 2015.
  4. Loose and Lose. http://grammar.about.com/od/words/a/Loosegloss.htm. Accessed on July 20, 2015.
  5. Lose. http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lose. Accessed on July 20, 2015.
  6. Loose. http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/loose. Accessed on July 20, 2015.
  7. Lose your temper. https://dictionary.cambridge.org/us/dictionary/american-english/lose-your-temper. Accessed on July 26, 2015.
  8. Commonly Confused Words: lose / loose. http://www.towson.edu/ows/lose_lose.htm. Accessed on July 26, 2015.
  9. Lose. http://www.thefreedictionary.com/lose. Accessed on July 26, 2015.
  10. Loose. http://www.thefreedictionary.com/loose. Accessed on July 27, 2015.
  11. Run. http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/run. Accessed on July 27, 2015.

4 thoughts on “Loose / Lose: Pengertian, Penggunaan, Contoh Kalimat, dan Soal

  1. delvilliana  

    Now i know the difference between loose and lose by answering this question even though I just get 90%
    Thanks ?

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