I decided that I'm going to have Grammar
Today, I am going to briefly talk about two things that drive me slightly insane when I read them written incorrectly.
stared vs. starred
lose vs. loose
Let's examine these, shall we?
to stare: to look at something very intently
to star: to play the lead role in something
a star: someone who stars in something; also, a giant ball of gas way out in space
The past tense of to stare is stared.
The past tense of to star is starred.
A star has no past tense, because if a star (person) is past, they've fallen out of stardom, and if a star (giant ball of gas) is past, it's probably gone supernova or something.
Lose means to have lost something.
Loose is the opposite of tight.
Loose is also to release something, as in: I let my giant saber-tooth giraffe loose downtown and it ate the mayor.
If you misuse loose/lose, your readers might get the wrong idea.