Sunday, 9 December 2012

Commonly Misused English Words - Borrow and Lend


Some of my pupils have a confusion when to use borrow and lend properly. To them, the basic idea behind both words is similar that is "pinjam". That is true indeed but there is a diference between borrow and lend.


To lend:

Meaning: to hand out usually for a certain length of time.

Banks lend money.
Libraries lend books.

For example: "My mother lent me some money, and I must pay her back soon."

To borrow:

Meaning: to take with permission usually for a certain length of time.

You can borrow money from a bank to buy a house or a car.
You can borrow books for up to 4 weeks from libraries in England.

For example: "I borrowed some money off my mother, and I must pay her back soon."

4 comments:

  1. colourful and meaningful blog,congrats friend.

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  2. There are a lot of information in your blog :)

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  3. Thanks for your comment kai li phin, i will try my best to do better...

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