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borrow vs lend

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borrow vs lend

Postby hanuman_2000 » Tue Oct 26, 2004 4:41 am

Sir,

Which between "borrow" and "lend" take pronoun as an object.


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Postby Alan » Tue Oct 26, 2004 12:26 pm

Either. (He lent it/ she borrowed it, etc.)
Can you be more specific?
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lend vs borrow

Postby hanuman_2000 » Wed Oct 27, 2004 6:23 am

Sir,

Please borrow me a book for a couple of days.


Please lend me a book for 3 days.


Whic one is correct ?

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Postby Alan » Thu Oct 28, 2004 3:03 am

#2.

You borrow SMTH. from SMB.

You lend SMTH. to SMB.

The use of 'borrow' in place of 'lend' is sometimes encountered but is nonstandard.

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