Lost vs. Loss

This time, we're gonna analyze the differences and similarities between these two words. Well, if you're still interested, why not join me?

"Lost" vs. "Loss" in English

What Is Their Main Difference?

Both indicate not possessing something anymore. However, 'loss' is a noun and 'lost' is the past tense of the verb 'lose'.

Differences

Their main difference is that they have different grammatical functions. 'Loss' is a noun, whereas, 'lost' is the simple past tense of the verb 'lose'. Look at the examples below:

Then, Doctor Rank said: It's a loss you will easily recover from.;

We lost the game.

Similarities

Both indicate not having access to someone or something anymore. Look at the examples below:

You lost me the moment I found out about your lies.

It's her loss, then.

Are They Interchangeable?

They cannot be used interchangeably because they have different grammatical functions. Compare:

✓ I lost my wallet today.

X I loss my wallet today.

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