pondelok, 4. augusta 2014

Borrow and lend

 Borrowing is taking (for a time)
     Can I borrow your bicycle? (NOT Can I lend your bicycle?)
You borrow something from somebody.
     I borrowed a pound from my brother. (NOT I borrowed my brother a pound.)

Lending (AmE also loaning) is giving (for a time). You lend something to somebody, or lend somebody something.
    I lent my coat to Steve, and I never saw it again.

    Lend me your comb for a minute, will you? (NOT Borrow me your ...).

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