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Difference between Lend and Borrow

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Imagine you get $10,000 from the bank. You have to pay the money back later.

  • The bank lent me $10,000.
  • I borrowed $10,000 from the bank.

Lend is often used with to:

  •  Maria lent her pencil to Daniel.

Borrow is often used with from:

  •  Daniel borrowed a pencil from Maria.

If you need to use your friend’s car, you say:

“Could you lend me your car?”
“Could you borrow me your car?”

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