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    Default a few connotations of "lend"

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to share with me your opinion concerning the feasibility of the following sentences?

    She lent the money to him.

    She lent him the money.

    I will lend you &200, but I can’t lend money to everyone.

    lend = give temporarily; let have for a limited time

    It lends itself to satire.

    This story would lend itself well to serialization on television

    to lend to = to ne suitable for; have certain characteristics of qualities for something

    Alice wouldn't lend herself to the plot to hide the teacher's chalk

    lend oneself to = to give help or approval to; encourage; assist

    He was known by his dispassionate manner which lends great force to his criticisms.

    Facts that lend the probability of a theory.

    lend = bestow a quality on; impair; afford

    Don’t lend oneself to such dishonest schemes.

    lend oneself to something = give accommodate

    This peaceful garden lends itself to mediation.

    Your house lends itself well to the purpose.

    lend itself to = is favorable for;

    I would propose a topic that lends itself admirably to class discussion

    lend itself to = fit; match; answer the purpose

    He loves Ireland too well to lend himself to such a policy.

    lend himself to = accommodate; agree to something; concur with something;

    Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears;

    lend me your ears = a polite way of asking for a person's full attention to

    I am glad to lend a (helping )hand to you.

    to lend a (helping )hand = help; assist; give a hand; be of help;

    There are many laws that lend themselves to various interpretations.

    lend = grant, allow, permit, admit

    The wounds of the prisoner's arm lend color to his story.

    lend color = make a likely story; make something more plausible

    Rend out money on real property.

    Rend out money on securities.

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.

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    Exclamation Re: a few connotations of "lend"

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to share with me your opinion concerning the feasibility of the following sentences?
    She lent (the) some money to him. Money being uncountable not to be preceded by an article. Use some.,

    She lent him (the)
    some money. Ok. him is indirect object

    I will lend you (&)
    $200, but I canít lend money to everyone. OK

    lend = give temporarily; let have for a limited time

    It lends itself to satire.

    This story would lend itself well to serialization on television

    to lend to = to be suitable for; have certain characteristics of qualities for something
    = to adapt (oneself or itself) to something:
    Alice wouldn't lend herself to the plot to hide the teacher's chalk

    lend oneself to = to give help or approval to; encourage; assist

    He was known by his dispassionate manner which lends great force to his criticisms.

    Facts that lend the probability of a theory.

    lend = bestow a quality on; impair; afford
    =to furnish or impart

    Donít lend oneself to such dishonest schemes.

    lend oneself to something = give accommodate

    This peaceful garden lends itself to mediation.
    Ok

    Your house lends itself well to the purpose.
    Ok

    lend itself to = is favorable for;

    I would propose a topic that lends itself admirably to class discussion
    Ok

    lend itself to = fit; match; answer the purpose

    He loves Ireland too well to lend himself to such a policy.
    Ok

    lend himself to = accommodate; agree to something; concur with something;

    Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears;
    Ok

    lend me your ears = a polite way of asking for a person's full attention to
    Ok

    I am glad to lend a (helping )hand to you.

    to lend a (helping )hand = help; assist; give a hand; be of help;
    Ok

    There are many laws that lend themselves to various interpretations.

    lend = grant, allow, permit, admit
    =be suitable for

    The wounds of the prisoner's arm lend color to his story.
    OK

    lend color = make a likely story; make something more plausible

    Ren
    t out money on real property. . (use/invest temporarily for a fee)
    Ren
    t out money on securities I would prefer to rent out my savings on Government securities with very little risk.

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.
    SKP

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    Default Re: a few connotations of "lend"

    She lent (the) some money to him. Money being uncountable not to be preceded by an article.

    Only indefinite articles (a/an) are not used with uncountable nouns. But definite article 'the' can be used meaning 'concrete money, particular money.'
    For example:
    - Yesterday I left on the table $200. Haven't you seen the money? I can't find it.
    - Oh, Jane lent the money to Tom yesterday evening.

    If an uncountable noun has a general meaning, then no articles are used. For example:
    Money is the root of all evel. (So we mean money in general, any money)

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