What’s the difference between lose and miss?
Lose and miss are not the same, but many people confuse these two verbs in English. Here we take a closer look at lose and miss.
What a terrible week!
Yesterday I lost my wallet.
And now I’ve missed my flight.
Miss is a verb. Use miss:
- with public transport.
- You’re going to miss the train!
- when you feel sad because someone or something is not there.
- I’ll miss you when you’re gone.
- with planned or expected events.
- They missed two days of school because they was sick.
Lose is also a verb. Use lose:
- when you can’t find someone or something.
- I think I’ve lost my passport!
- with games and competitions.
- If you miss the train we’ll lose the bet with Marty.
- when you have less of something, or don’t have something anymore.
- We’re always losing money.
See also: Lose/Loose