Here's a simple explanation and an opportunity to practise!
It's all about giving and receiving.
If you are the person who receives something, then you borrow it.
I borrowed some books from the library.
Can I borrow your bicycle?
If you are the person giving the object then you lend it.
He lent me his car for the weekend.
I'll lend you ten pounds.
Complete with lend or borrow in the correct tense:
1. Jake is always ____________ money and not repaying it.
2. Well don't _________ Jake any more money.
3. Can I __________ your pen for a second?
4. Keep it! I always _________ pens from people and forget to give them back - I've got hundreds!
5. ___________ Adele your umbrella please. She has to go out in the rain.
6. But I need it! Can't she ____________ yours?
7. I __________ Thomas a book last year and he still hasn't returned it.
8. I'm always __________ people books but never Thomas, he's so forgetful.
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