- 1 Post By MikeNewYork
Loosing VS Lost
How does one explain that 'was loosing' is correct and 'lost' would be wrong in the following sentence:
'My biggest regret in life was loosing that opportunity'.
Re: Loosing VS Lost
The word you are looking for is "losing". It is the present participle of the verb "to lose". "Lost" is the past tense and past participle of "to lose". It is also an adjective.
Originally Posted by TitoBr
In your sentence, "losing" is a gerund (noun derived from a verb) that introduces a gerund phrase which acts as the complement of the verb "was". Biggest regret = losing that possibility. The word lost cannot perform that function.
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