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Borrow and lend, difference clarified

A lot of people get confused between these 2 words borrow and lend. But what is the difference between the 2. This post clarifies the difference.


Difference between lend and borrow

Borrow (Verb) To take or accept something for a short period of time. This is often done with the intention of refunding it to the owner.

Example. May I borrow your pen?

She borrowed some money to the trader.

Lend (verb) To give somethig as in money or any thing tangible or service with the intention of getting it back.


Please lend me your pencil.

You can lend him the novel.


8 thoughts on “Borrow and lend, difference clarified”

  1. Dylan says:

    You have a spelling mistake in that.

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  4. Vinodsingh says:

    This is very good app but add more examples it could be more helpful to reader.
    Thank you.

  5. Jani says:

    She borrowed money from the trader.

  6. Huram says:

    “I lend her some money for her help but she didn’t borrow ” is it correct sentence???

  7. Ana says:

    So basically you cannot borrow services instead you can lend?

    So my understanding is that borrow is physically material and lend can be material or services?

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