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    #1

    lose and miss


    he lost the opportunity

    he missed the opportunity

    Hi,
    Are both correct, please
    Thanks

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    #2

    Re: lose and miss

    'Lose an opportunity' is possible but rare in Br English. Miss is much more common (five times more, according to BNC - British National Corpus (BYU-BNC) ). On the other hand 'Lose a chance' is more common than 'miss a chance' - though not by nearly as much (less than twice). Even within Britain, there's regional variation.

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