I am usually super-good at being a pedant - I always use apostrophes correctly, I never confuse your and you're, I can spell necessary, committee and so on, I know the difference between a counsellor and councillor or advice and advise, I never split my infinitives...but I have a big mental block when it comes to lose / loose type words. Especially "loosing" or "losing".
So lose - you can't find it Loose - it isn't tight
but is it then
losing - I am losing my memory loosing - word doesn't exist?
Help! How to remember?! There must be a little saying for it, like "i before e except after c". Any tips gratefully received.