Borrow or Lend
Do you borrow things? Do you lend things? What is the difference between these two verbs?
This summer I was doing some renovations at my house and I needed a drill to fix my cupboards. Unfortunately, I don’t own one and they are very expensive at the store. Luckily, my neighbor is a really nice guy and he owns a very powerful drill. I asked him if I could borrow it and he said, “Sure. I’m happy to lend you my drill.”
We all do it at one time or another. When we don’t have something and we need it, we often borrow it from friends or family. When we have extra of something and our friends and family need it, we lend it to them. Do you know when to use ‘borrow’ and when to use ‘lend’? Take a look at the examples below to help make things clearer.