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    Question lend and borrow

    hello there,

    how to use lend and borrow?

    He borrows me pencil.
    or .
    He lends me pencil.

    thank You

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    Re: lend and borrow

    If you lend something, that means that you give that thing to somebody for a short time. Borrow is the opposite. So, if you come to school without a pencil, I might lend you a pencil -- and then you would be borrowing it from me.

    Occasionally, some native speakers say "lend" when they mean "borrow", but of course you're not allowed to do that. :)

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    Re: lend and borrow

    In this case, 'lends' is correct.

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