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MISS and LOSE: How to Use Miss vs Lose in Sentences

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Miss and Lose! Do you know the difference between miss and lose?


When to Use MISS

We use MISS in these cases:

      1. Failure to attend or to get something

      a. Transportations (buses, trains…)

  • I missed the 8:00 train, so I had to take the 9:00 one.

b. Events

  • Alan, you missed a great concert last night.
  • You missed class on Friday.

2. When someone is away from you and you wish they were with you.

  • My sister moved to Vietnam last year. I really miss her!
  •  I miss my girlfriend. She’s on holiday with her family.

When to Use LOSE

We use LOSE in these cases:

1. When you can’t find something or something’s gone.

a. Objects

  • I lost my dog. Please help me to find him.

b. Sports games:

  • My favorite football team lost 5-1 in the semifinal.

2. When someone is gone from your life.

  • I lost my Grandmother last year.
  • I’ve lost my girlfriend. We had a messy break up and I don’t think I’ll ever see her again.
  • She lost her husband during the war.

Difference between MISS and LOSE | Picture


Abdulmaleek Nafi'u Jumare

Tuesday 22nd of March 2022

English grammar


Wednesday 4th of December 2019

It's good thanks. But try to improve by putting them in PDF format for us to read it offline.


Wednesday 4th of December 2019

Good, but will be better if they're in PDF format


Tuesday 31st of July 2018

Is that right to say that my documents are missing and i have lost my pencil What is the diffrence between these sentences


Saturday 30th of December 2017

Thanks a lot.