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Rule "at a lose (at a loss)"

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Description: at a lose (at a loss)
Message: Did you mean lost (past tense of the verb 'lose')?
Category: Commonly Confused Words (ID: CONFUSED_WORDS)
Link: https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lose
Incorrect sentences
that this rule can detect:
  • I loss a good friend.
    Correction suggestion: lost
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Check the following text against just this rule:

ID: LOSE_LOSS [2]
Version: 5.1-SNAPSHOT (2020-07-03 20:33)