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  • Hi everyone.

  • I'm Esther in this video I'm going to talk about too similar and sometimes confusing english verbs borrow and lend.

  • Mixing up the words borrow and lend can be a common confusion but this video will help you master their usage.

  • Let's get started.

  • Mhm Let's start with borrow.

  • It is a verb.

  • It means to take something from someone with the plan of giving it back after using it, borrow is similar to the verbs take get and receive.

  • Remember you borrow from someone.

  • Let's look at some examples.

  • The first sentence says could I borrow your pen for a minute please?

  • I'm asking if I can take your pen but I will give it back after I use it.

  • The next sentence says Brenda often borrows erin's car again.

  • Brenda might take erin's car and use it for a little bit but she will give it back to Aaron.

  • Now I will talk about lend.

  • It's an irregular verb.

  • The past tense of land is lent, it means to give something to someone for a short period of time expecting it to be given back, lend is similar to the verb give remember you lend to someone.

  • Let's look at some examples the first sentence says I never lend my money to anyone.

  • This means even though someone might pay me back, I never give anyone that money.

  • The next sentence says I lent Gary my umbrella in this sentence it means I gave Gary my umbrella and he will give it back to me later.

  • Now let's do a check up in this conversation there are a few sentences in one of the sentences.

  • We should use the word borrow in the other sentence.

  • We use land.

  • Take a moment to think about where we use these verbs.

  • A.

  • Says may I blink your car A.

  • Is asking B can I take something from you?

  • And I will return it later.

  • The word borrow means to take and return.

  • So A says may I borrow your car?

  • In reply B says of course I'd be happy to blank it to you.

  • In this case we use land because land means to give something to someone knowing that they'll get it back later.

  • So let's take a look.

  • A May I borrow your car?

  • B.

  • Of course I'd be happy to lend it to you.

  • Now you know the difference between lend and borrow this can be confusing but with a lot of practice you will master these very important verbs, good job everybody and see you in the next video.

  • Dr right.

  • Mhm mm hmm.

  • Mhm.

  • Mhm.

Hi everyone.

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BORROW vs LEND Learn Meanings and Differences with Example English Sentences

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