“Borrow” and “lend” often confuse English students. Even some native speakers make mistakes with these 2 words! Both words describe the action of somebody temporarily giving something to somebody else.
BORROW means that something is temporarily taken from another person.
Ex: Sally borrowed her dad’s car last night.
Simon borrowed 50$ from Sarah.
LEND means that something is temporarily given to another person.
Ex: Dad lent his car to Sally last night.
Sarah lent 50$ to Simon.
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