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Confusing Words > borrow and lend
Does "bored" mean the same as "boring"? What's the difference between "funny" and "fun"? Here are some commonly confused English word pairs.

Borrowing is taking for a time. You borrow something from somebody.

to borrow – borrowed - borrowed


He used to borrow money and not bother to pay it back.

Can I borrow your book?

“Before you borrow money from a friend, decide which you need more. “— Gene Brown


Lending is giving for a time. You lend something to somebody.

to lend - lent - lent


If you need a jacket I can lend one to you.

I lent my money to Mike, and I never saw it back.

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