Posted by: Idioma Extra | July 3, 2013

Grammar Guru


Lend vs. Borrow

A very confusing topic!

In Spanish, the same word is used so it is very hard to remember which to use.

Here are some ways to help you remember:

borrow vs lend To lend:Meaning: to hand out usually for a certain length of time.

Banks lend money.

Libraries lend books.

For example“My mother lent me some money, and I must pay her back soon.”

To borrow:

Meaning: to take with permission usually for a certain length of time.

You can borrow money from a bank to buy a house or a car.

You can borrow books for up to 4 weeks from libraries in England.

For example“I borrowed some money off my mother, and I must pay her back soon.”

! “For a happy life – Never a borrower nor a lender be.”- Shakespear

This chart borrowed from LearnEnglish.de.

!REMEMBER! 

Borrow (from)= take

Lend (to)= give

Now, click here to test your comprehension of Lend vs. Borrow.

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