Posted on Saturday, October 30, 2010
in Incorrect word usage
borrow means to take something temporarily with the intention of returning it
I will borrow his lawn mower since mine is broken.
I can borrow money for the car from the bank.
lend means to give something temporarily with the intention of getting it back
I will lend you my lawn mower since yours is broken.
The bank can lend me money for the car.