Can anyone explain why the writer chose the word "lose" instead of "loss" in the following sentence? - from an NBA fan site. I've had the question about such sentences for awhile, and did not find the answer in any grammar book. Register to remove this ad "WOW, I never saw that many Lebron haters around there after this lose without Lebron playing." And same for the following sentence - why "chronicle" instead of "chronic"? "Actually, I think it's a good sign that they let Rose rest. Rose is young and just started, we don't want him to have chronicle issues with his knee." Thanks to anyone who can explain the subtlety!