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    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.

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    Re: Borrow money or lend money?

    Quote Originally Posted by EngFan View Post
    Dear all,

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

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    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.

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    Re: Borrow money or lend money?

    Quote Originally Posted by EngFan View Post
    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?

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    Re: Borrow money or lend money?

    Do you agree with this English teacher for distinguish between lend and borrow?

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    Re: Borrow money or lend money?

    Quote Originally Posted by EngFan View Post
    Do you agree with this English teacher for distinguish between lend and borrow?

    Wall Street Institute - Cg*^y Level up!
    Yes, it's a good explanation.

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