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Irregular Verb - To lose

The verb to win

lose / lost / lost / losing

Tenses for the Verb - To lose

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Timeline Future Tense Present Tense Past Tense


The Past - lost / losing

Past Continuous - "I stopped gambling when I worked out how much money I was losing."

Past Simple - "I lost all my money."

Past Perfect Simple - "When I checked my lottery ticket I realised I had lost."

Past Perfect Continuous - "It seems I had been losing a lot of money, but I didn't even know it."

The Present - lose / losing / lost

Present Continuous - "I am losing!"

Present Simple - "I usually lose."

Present Perfect Simple - "I have lost a lot of money."

Present Perfect Continuous - "I'd better stop, I'm losing money."

The Future - lose / lost

Future Continuous - You wouldn't really use this in this context.

Future Simple - "I think I'll lose, if I take part."

Future Perfect Simple - "I'm sure I will have lost a lot of money before the end of the racing season."

Future Perfect Continuous - You wouldn't really use this verb in this context.

!Note - Don't confuse lose with loose

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