# Borrow money or lend money?

• 16-Aug-2011, 09:09
EngFan
Borrow money or lend money?
Dear all,

I get confused for the "borrow money" or "lend money", please let me know which one is correct? Thanks.

EngFan
• 16-Aug-2011, 09:14
emsr2d2
Re: Borrow money or lend money?
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Originally Posted by EngFan
Dear all,

I get confused for the "borrow money" or "lend money", please let me know which one is correct? Thanks.

EngFan

The person who needs money and asks another person for money is the borrower, so he borrows money.

The person who has money and is happy to give it to the other person for a short period of time is the lender, so he lends money.

Remember this sentence: I need to borrow some money.

It is unlikely that a person who already has money will feel it is necessary to give that money to someone else for a short period of time. However, "I need..." shows that the person lacks something (in this case, money) and therefore needs to "borrow" it from someone else.
• 16-Aug-2011, 09:14
5jj
Re: Borrow money or lend money?
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Originally Posted by EngFan
I get confused between the "borrow money" or and "lend money", please let me know which one is correct?

I take £10 from Fred. I will return it next week.

I borrow £10 from Fred for a week.
Fred lends me £10 for a week.

Could you lend me £10, please?
Could you borrow me £10, please?
• 16-Aug-2011, 09:23
EngFan
Re: Borrow money or lend money?
Do you agree with this English teacher for distinguish between lend and borrow?

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• 16-Aug-2011, 09:45
bhaisahab
Re: Borrow money or lend money?
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Originally Posted by EngFan
Do you agree with this English teacher for distinguish between lend and borrow?

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Yes, it's a good explanation.

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