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Lent instead of borrowed #1 (permalink) Sun Oct 22, 2006 6:58 am   Lent instead of borrowed
 

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #86 "Common English Errors (2)", question 2

I ......... some great books from the library this past weekend.

(a) lent
(b) had a loan of
(c) borrowed
(d) loaned

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #86 "Common English Errors (2)", answer 2

I borrowed some great books from the library this past weekend.

Correct answer: (c) borrowed
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Isn't its that answer: lent instead of borrowed?

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Lent instead of borrowed #2 (permalink) Sun Oct 22, 2006 7:51 am   Lent instead of borrowed
 

I think "lend" is used when you give something to someone, whereas "borrow" is used when you receive something from someone.
So, you use "lend" the other way around: "The library lent me some great books." Just my two cents. :O
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Lend and borrow #3 (permalink) Mon Oct 23, 2006 3:28 am   Lend and borrow
 

SkiIucK is correct.
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Lent instead of borrowed #4 (permalink) Mon Oct 23, 2006 7:47 am   Lent instead of borrowed
 

SkiIucK wrote:
I think "lend" is used when you give something to someone, whereas "borrow" is used when you receive something from someone
...for a while
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Lent instead of borrowed #5 (permalink) Mon Oct 23, 2006 10:44 am   Lent instead of borrowed
 

Tamara wrote:
...for a while

Haha :D, good point! :P
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