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 ulasan :

  1. now i know the difference..thanks cikgu idris

    BalasPadam
  2. To aZHIeeDa :

    borrow : pinjam
    lend : pinjamkan

    A ; Can i borrow your book? (Correct)
    Can i lend your book? (Wrong)
    Can you lend me your book? (Correct)

    Hope this asissts you.

    BalasPadam
  3. Can i follow you?

    eh, betul ke?

    BalasPadam

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