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.”
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.