Borrow or Lend?

Quiz

Which of the following sentences is incorrect?
  1. They need to borrow our truck.
  2. Why do you want to borrow his notebook?
  3. I will lend Sharon my blue dress.
  4. Can he lend some money from his credit card company?

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Quiz

Answer

The incorrect sentence is sentence number four:
  • Can he lend some money from his credit card company?


Why?

"Lending" is giving, not taking. So you should say "lend to" and "borrow from"


The same sentence corrected

To correct the sentence, we could say:
  • Can he borrow some money from his credit card company?
  • Can he lend some money to his credit card company?
    (This sentence can be true if he is very rich!)


See also:

Synonyms and Antonyms

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Building Vocabulary and Some Common Mistakes

English Vocabulary Quizzes

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