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    Arrow What is the difference between Loan and Lending?

    Hi guys! I don't know English well so please help me to find the answer. I write a software and I need to translate it correctly to English.
    What is the difference between Loan and Lending? Loan I mean as noun.

    1. I have a record in my software and the open window on this record looks like this:

    Window title: Loan
    Friend: John
    Item: Book.
    Loan type: Lent to (or Loan type: Borrowed from)

    Is it correct? Or window title should be "Lending", and "Loan type" should be as "Lending type"?

    2. I have the two lists with the following records:

    Lent to John, start date1, return date1
    Lent to Eric, start date2, return date2
    Lent to Tim, start date3, return date3

    Borrowed from John, start date1, return date1
    Borrowed from John, start date2, return date2
    Borrowed from John, start date3, return date3

    What names I can give to this lists, "Loan history" or "Lending history"?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Default Re: What is the difference between Loan and Lending?

    ***Not a teacher***

    Hello Blueomega,

    I don't think there is a 'right' answer to your questions - although if I understand you correctly, you are comparing loan and lending as two nouns? If that is the case, I should point out that I have never heard 'lending' used as a noun (although I did find it in a dictionary, so it is considered a valid word).

    Window title: Loan
    Friend: John
    Item: Book.
    Loan type: Lent to (or Loan type: Borrowed from)
    ...is fine.


    Lent to John, start date1, return date1
    Lent to Eric, start date2, return date2
    Lent to Tim, start date3, return date3

    Borrowed from John, start date1, return date1
    Borrowed from John, start date2, return date2
    Borrowed from John, start date3, return date3
    I think 'Loan history' is fine for these records. You could use 'lending history', but for consistency with the previous record.

    Ade

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    Default Re: What is the difference between Loan and Lending?

    Thank you.
    Please can someone else answer this question?

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